Social vs. Command & Control
August 10, 2011 2:06 PM Subscribe
Social vs. Command & Control: Given how the UK police had a hard time dealing with the 'flash-mob' tactics of rioters when will governments attempt to shut down facebook/twitter/social sites during unrest?
posted by gofargogo to computers & internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Understanding that the internet is just a series of tubes, how much control do governments (particularly western democracies, e.g. UK/US) have over access to particular services? How much are they themselves dependent on them? Can they erase the DNS entries for facebook, or blackberry messaging and effectively stop rioters/protestors/opponents from using them for communication?