What challenges activists who use radio internet and other forms of cyber activism (such as emails and social networking sites) are the malevolent internet techniques such as the inscription and distribution of computer viruses, spoofing, and cracking.
Windsor Mill, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/27/2014 -- On November 28, 2013, Apple was pressured by the Chinese government to block the FreeWeibo app, the unrestricted adaptation of China’s most famous social network which is the Sina Weibo. This product of cyber-activitists’ ingenuity paired with Radio Netherlands Worldwide efforts that disabled the government to stifle was eventually removed. Apple complied due to the fact that FreeWeibo app has content that is against the law of China, which is not in agreement with the App Store Review Guidelines.
This situation proves how internet has played a significant part in promoting ideas and in organizing activities. Being a known medium of struggle and as a great instrument for information dissemination, the internet has played a significant role in political activities.
Gone are the days when activists would go out into the streets and distribute flyers, put up posters, and organize rallies as a way to seed ensuing dissemination. Technology has enabled rallyists and activists to have their petitions move more efficiently as compared to the use of pen and paper. Internet-based political rallying activities can be an increment to conformist organizing.
In the highly-developed countries, internet activists find it easier to champion their activities due to the low cost of technology, wider reach, and more prevalent use. A number of governments have made several efforts to limit protesters’ internet use. While some were able to block access to anti-government websites as they obliged internet service providers to put censorship in content, many are still challenged with suppressing activism. There had been a number of softwares being developed to aid in national censorship, but still, a majority of government efforts remain futile.
Progressive Radio Network (PRN), an internet news radio and a thinking person’s network which is focused on creating premium content that is distributed for free, has witnessed how internet radio broadcasting has served as a powerful tool for protesters. What challenges activists who use radio internet and other forms of cyber activism (such as emails and social networking sites) are the malevolent internet techniques such as the inscription and distribution of computer viruses, spoofing, and cracking.
Thus, online activism calls for internet-free censorship, scrutiny, and centralized control. All efforts geared towards encryption, regulations, and etiquette are all essential in preserving the internet as a valuable tool. The advocacy to make the internet a gratis egalitarian medium should be supported by wiser campaigns and initiatives.
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