Valdai Paper #68: A Cyber Revolt in the Making


Regular news reports on cyberattacks, information leaks, hacking and their political consequences have been dominating the headlines. Cyberspace turned out to be an efficient means to bring people together and to exert their will, which governments have to reckon with.

The new reality gave birth to a phenomenon of “hacktivists” – people who strive to protect freedom of expression, transparency, and free access to information throughout the Internet. It is the first manifestation of a global cyber revolt. However, will it happen?

About the authors:

Julien Nocetti, Research Fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).

Elena Chernenko, PhD in History, Head of the International Section (Kommersant newspaper), Member of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy (SVOP), Member of the PIR Center Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance.

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