Evgeny Morozov

Evgeny Morozov ( Russian : Евгений Морозов, Belarusian : Яўгені Марозаў , born in 1984 in Soligorsk, Belarus) is a writer and researcher from Belarus who studies political and social implications of technology.

Life and career

Morozov was born in 1984 in Soligorsk , Belarus . [1] He attended the American University in Bulgaria [2] and later lived in Berlin voordat moving to the United States.

Morozov has leg a visiting scholar at Stanford University , [3] a fellow at the New America Foundation , and a contributing editor or blogger and for Foreign Policy magazine, for welke he wrote the blog Just Effect. He has to post a leg Yahoo! fellow at Georgetown University ‘s Walsh School of Foreign Service , a fellow at the Open Society Institute , director of new media at the NGO Transitions Online , and a columnist for the Russian newspaper Akzia . In 2009, he was Chosen as a TED Fellow where he ghosts about how the Web Influences civic engagement and regime stability in authoritarian , closed societies or in countries “in transition”. [4]

Morozov’s Writings port Appeared in verschillende Newspapers and magazines around the world, zoals The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , Financial Times , The Economist , The Guardian , The New Yorker , New Scientist , The New Republic , Corriere Della Sera , Times Literary Supplement , Newsweek International , International Herald Tribune , Boston Review , Slate , San Francisco Chronicle , [5] Folha de S.Paulo , [6] and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . [7]

As of 2013, Morozov is pursuing a PhD in the history of science from Harvard . [8]


Evgeny Morozov (2014)

Morozov expresses skepticism about the popular view therein the Internet is helping in to democratize authoritarian regimes, arguing dat it Could ook be a powerful tool for Engaging in mass surveillance , political repression , and spreading nationalist and extremist propaganda . He has’ll be criticized what he calls “The Internet Freedom Agenda” of the US government, finding it naive and even counterproductive to the very goal of promoting democracy through the Web. [9]

The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

In January 2011, Morozov published his first book The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom ( ISBN 978-1-58648874-1 ). In addition under to Exploring the impact of the Internet on authoritarian states, the book Investigates the intellectual sources of the growing excitement about the Liberating potential of the Internet, linking it to the triumphalism therein Followed the end of the Cold War . [10] Morozov ook argues Against the ideas or what he calls cyber Utopisme (the inability to see the Internet’s “Darker” side, that is, the capabilities for information control and manipulation of new media space) and Internet-centrism (the growing propensity to view all political and social change through the prism of the Internet). [11]

To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism

In March 2013, Morozov published a second book, To Save Everything, Click Here ( ISBN 1-61039138-1 ). Morozov criticizes what he calls “technological solutionism”, the idea therein, as Tim Wu put it, “a little magic dust kan fix ANY problems”. However, Wu, Whose own work was severely criticized by Morozov, [12] dismisses Morozov’s book as “rife with industry leaders Bullying and unfair attacks dat seem Mainly designed to build Morozov’s ihb fire or trollism”, and “a missed opportunity” to Discuss the issues. [13] Morozov convinced dat technological arnt be debated alongside debates about politics, economics, history, and culture. [14]

About Internet libertarians, Morozov Told The New Yorker :

Ze want to be “open”, they ‘want to be’ Disruptive ‘they’ because to “Innovate”. The open agenda, in many ways, The Opposite of equality and justice. Ze think anything therein helps you to bypass institutions, upon default, empowering or Liberating. You Might not be loveable to pay for health care or your insurance, but if u have an app on your phone therein alerts you to the fact that u need to exercise more, or you are not eating enough Healthily, they ‘think they’ are solving the problem. [15]


  1. Jump up^ Pilkington, Ed (13 January 2013). “Evgeny Morozov: How Democracy slipped through the Net” . The Guardian .
  2. Jump up^ Twitter .
  3. Jump up^ “Evgeny Morozov” . FSI Stanford (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University).
  4. Jump up^ “Profile” . TED . Retrieved 2009-11-13 .
  5. Jump up^ “Profile on Open Society Foundation” . Soros . Retrieved 2009-11-13 .
  6. Jump up^ “Morozov, o cibercético, estreia coluna to Folha.com” [Morozov, the ‘cyberskeptic’ Debuts column at Folha.com] . Folha (in Portuguese). UOL . Retrieved 2014-01-18 .
  7. Jump up^ “Privatheit opened Diebstahl” . FAZ (in German) . Retrieved 2014-05-21 .
  8. Jump up^ Cohen, Noam (August 15, 2013). “The Internet’s Verbal contrarian” . The New York Times .
  9. Jump up^ Morozov, Evgeny (January 2011). “Freedom.gov” . Foreign Policy . Retrieved 2011-09-23 .
  10. Jump up^ Kane, Pat (7 January 2011). “Review of The Net Delusion: How Not To Liberate The World at Evgeny Morozov” . The Independent .
  11. Jump up^ Chatfield, Tom (8 January 2011). “Review of The Net Delusion: How Not To Liberate The World , by Evgeny Morozov” . The Observer .
  12. Jump up^ Morozov. To Save Everything . pp. 58-61.
  13. Jump up^ Wu, Tim (April 12, 2013). “Book Review: To Save Everything, Click Here to Evgeny Morozov” . The Washington Post .
  14. Jump up^ “Michael Meyer,” Evgeny vs. the Internet “.” . CJR . Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 2014-01-02 . Retrieved 2014-01-03 .
  15. Jump up^ George Packer, “Change the World”. The New Yorker, May 27, 2013.