Virality empowered Tahrir Square, Ferguson, and more.
Jillian C. York
Jillian C York is a writer and activist whose work focuses on the intersection of technology and politics.
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Requiring licenses for websites gives governments a license to censor.
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The recently established Freedom of the Press Foundation seeks to promote independent, ethical journalism.