Chapter 16. Hacktivism: Online Activism


You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.


Guess who has more political power in a democracy—an individual who can cast a single vote once every few years, or a major corporation that can shower politicians with campaign donations and other monetary favors any day of the week?

As much as the powers that be would like you to believe that your vote actually counts (when it’s not being lost by a voting machine), the reality is that most individuals feel powerless and helpless in the face of lobbyist groups ...

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