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When governments defy the people: the authoritarian blueprint for oppression – Michael West Media

In the 1990s, I had become so radicalised that I covered up from head to toe, burned my brother’s music cassettes, believed that non-Muslims were conspiring to pollute my ‘‘pure’’ beliefs, and attempted to spread these radical beliefs via the medium of cassettes and leaflets. Without the networking power of the internet, I could pass my message to strangers, but only insofar as I could meet them in person. When the internet arrived in Saudi Arabia in 1999, my world was changed forever. Though heavily censored, the World Wide Web was my first window to the outside world. I managed to hack my way to enlightenment and launched a career in cybersecurity. Ten years later, I joined the Arab Spring movement, using social media platforms to advocate for women’s rights in the world’s most patriarchal society. Again, I was lucky: I was able to use the Internet to escape indoctrination. Today, I no longer use any social media platforms and live in self-imposed exile in Australia. Unfortunately, the Saudi government and other global dictators have mastered the craft of behaviour manipulation using the same tools we once used to gain liberation. Even more worryingly, I am witnessing the trans

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