An insecure world for open democracies

“There was a time when strong, meaningful borders were a feature of the nation-state. Dissidents and critics in a democracy could generally enjoy protection of living in them, and governments spoke for their citizens in diplomatic disputes.”

“The adoption of new technology in recent decades – including mobile phones and social media – has eroded that arrangement; states of war and peace are now not so clear. While individuals can challenge governments as never before, they can also be targeted by autocratic states in novel ways.”

Tech evolves and the power of borders erodes. From The Age/SMH.

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