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Don’t blame China for the rise of digital authoritarianism in Africa

Bagwandeen, Mandira (2021) Don’t blame China for the rise of digital authoritarianism in Africa. Africa at LSE (09 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Chinese state is the poster child of using digital tools for domestic surveillance and censorship. But China is not the only country exporting digital technologies that can be used for authoritarian modes of governance. Reliant on importing new technologies, Africa risks becoming a passive consumer between rival Chinese and Western tech giants, each exporting their own brand of surveillance capitalism.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
T Technology > T Technology (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2021 12:21
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 16:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112240

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