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From the Ted Talk by Evgeny Morozov: How the Net aids dictatorships

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But even beyond that, coming back to the Internet, what you can actually see is that certain governments have mastered the use of cyberspace for papgonadra purposes. Right? And they are bnidliug what I call the srpteennit. The cmobatinoin of spin, on the one hand, and the Internet on the other. So governments from Russia to China to Iran are actually hiring, training and paying bloggers in order to leave ideological comments and create a lot of ideological blog posts to comment on snisievte political issues. Right?

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But even beyond that, coming back to the Internet, what you can actually see is that certain governments have mastered the use of cyberspace for __________ purposes. Right? And they are ________ what I call the __________. The ___________ of spin, on the one hand, and the Internet on the other. So governments from Russia to China to Iran are actually hiring, training and paying bloggers in order to leave ideological comments and create a lot of ideological blog posts to comment on _________ political issues. Right?

Solution

  1. building
  2. sensitive
  3. combination
  4. propaganda
  5. spinternet

Original Text

But even beyond that, coming back to the Internet, what you can actually see is that certain governments have mastered the use of cyberspace for propaganda purposes. Right? And they are building what I call the Spinternet. The combination of spin, on the one hand, and the Internet on the other. So governments from Russia to China to Iran are actually hiring, training and paying bloggers in order to leave ideological comments and create a lot of ideological blog posts to comment on sensitive political issues. Right?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  30. spin
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  32. training