The first requirement when governments need to consolidate control is to prevent horizontal peer-to-peer communication. To this end, the first tactic is to suspend the right of “freedom of assembly” ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_assembly ).
In the past, people gathered in public squares and coffee houses. Today, they gather online.
So it comes as no surprise that governments are targeting these spaces.
In the past, people simply moved their meetings to new spaces. I’m hoping we will choose again to do that.
I’ll be over here….
Where will you be?