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Authoritarianism Online: What Can We Learn from Internet Data in Nondemocracies?

  • Sheena Chestnut Greitens (a1)
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What kind of Internet data is generated in authoritarian political environments? And how can political scientists use that data to better understand the dynamics of nondemocratic regimes?

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