In The Library

In The Library: Evgeny Morozov

Gegham Vardanyan

Physicist by education, journalist by occupation

The Guardian columnist, researcher and writer Evgeny Mozorov had closely been following the Velvet Revolution of Armenia.

He points to the potential dangers for a new generation of politicians who suddenly realized they could speak directly to people bypassing various intermediary institutions, including journalists.

“There is a theoretical possibility that you always have to keep in mind and we have to understand that by and large there is always a danger of opening up to the small populist, occasionally more demagogic type of discourse which social media makes possible.”

Evgeny Morozov never prioritizes technology and social media but insists:

“We need to try to build checks and balances. Let’s say, to prevent this usurpation of the media by these populist leaders.”

Gegham Vardanyan

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