This post is part of "CDT Fellows Focus," a series that presents the views of notable experts on tech policy issues. This month, CDT Fellow David Post writes about the Internet and the recent revolutions in the Middle East. David Post is the author of the book "In Search of Jefferson's Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace." Posts featured in "CDT Fellows Focus" don't necessarily reflect the views of CDT; the goal of the series is to present diverse, well-informed views on significant tech policy issues.
The Internet is a very different thing today, in April 2011, than it was even just a few short months ago. Something new, and astonishing, and very profound has happened, is happening, in the world, something profound concerning the global network and the relationship of the network to the society in which it is embedded, our society and the global society. We are, now, living through a truly important moment, I believe, in the history of the world – although just how important we won’t know for years – and the Internet has played and is playing a very important part in it.
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