Map the legal, technical and economic boundaries of cyberspace. Search out information on internet censorship, privacy and security and ascertain the challenges they present. Find out what role politics, power and regulations play in the online space.
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26 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2020
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This subject was previously known as Internet Politics and Power.
The Internet has had a massive impact on our political systems, from grassroots activism through to global politics. This subject helps you to understand how and why this has happened, and why it matters. It explores the new challenges and possibilities for governance created by the Internet, as well as attempts to control the Internet by governments and others. Ultimately, you will come to understand how networked communications are intertwined with long-running political struggles around control and resistance.
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