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Social Media Mass Surveillance_Digital Authoritarianism_Election Interference

Nearly 3 billion people have lost their freedom in the name of ensuring public order. Now what?

Currently, nearly three billion people — 89 per cent of internet users — are under surveillance by advanced social media monitoring systems used by governments and law enforcement agencies, according to Freedom House. This number has grown rapidly in recent years, with many countries justifying these efforts “in the name of enhancing security, limiting disinformation, and ensuring public order.” 

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