Julian Assange

Julian Assange: Internet, Social Media Helping Create "Turnkey Totalitarian State"

Data collection the new authoritarianism


The domination of social media in many countries has created a "turnkey totalitarian state" that makes the Stasi pale in comparison, claims Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

"The internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen," Assange warns in a December 7 interview with the UK Guardian.