The Internet has become a space of surveillance, control and censorship. Responsible are not only the corporations of Silicon Valley, but also state authorities and secret services. Here, the focus is usually on countries such as Russia, China or India. However, online surveillance and monitoring of citizens is also increasing massively in Western democracies.
How does digitalisation impact the Global South, with regards to both surveillance and to emancipation and development? How do these impacts differ from those in the North? How can the utopia of a democratic, open internet still be realised?