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February 1, 2015 / 12 Shevat, 5775
 
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The State of the Internet Revolution in International Affairs: Less Progress Than You’d Think

Winston Churchill's statement that "a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on," may still be true, but due to the internet revolution, the truth may have a chance.
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So there has been a lot of progress, though some surprising areas of stagnation as well. Of course, the main problem that still exists could easily have been predicted: an extraordinarily large amount of the content in all of these writings stinks.

I will leave it to you to determine whether technology has made things better or worse. Here’s the good news, though. Winston Churchill said before all of us–and the personal computer, too–were born: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

Now the truth at least has an even chance.

Originally published at Rubin Reports.

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


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