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CNN: How politicians are trying to break the Internet

CDT Free Expression Director, Emma Llanso, shares her thoughts from IGF Istanbul.  

A stark warning about governments’ ability to abuse technology to muzzle citizens, track movements, and shut down peaceful protests has emerged at this week’s Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul.

We are in a post-Snowden reality and his revelations of mass government surveillance programs continue to rattle people around the world. He demonstrated how governments — the U.S. chief among them — were conducting broad, unfocused surveillance on individuals.

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