Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert authored an article titled “Authoritarianism Goes Global: Cyberspace Under Siege,” published in the July 2015 edition of the Journal of Democracy. In the article, Deibert argues that authoritarianism in cyberspace has evolved over three generations of information controls. He goes on to account for the range of methods frequently used by these regimes to control the Internet, including technical measures, laws, targeted malware attacks, and campaigns to coopt social media.

Read the full journal article or read the analysis by Resurgent Dictatorship.

In a related event, Ron Deibert spoke at the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), joining a panel discussion on “The Global Campaign Against Democratic Norms.”