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For Prof. Ruth Okediji, ‘grievous’ Capitol insurrection holds hopeful lessons

Ruth Okediji reflects on the attacks on the U.S. Capitol, the state of democracy, and the role of digital technologies in politics today.

“Digital technologies have brought about important improvements in our welfare,” Okediji said. “But the unregulated tech space is dangerously seductive because it purports to enhance our freedoms when, in reality, it holds us captive to our dangerous self-absorption. We need to consider whether liberty only means freedom ‘to’ have at any cost, or whether liberty might also be construed as freedom ‘from’ our sense of entitlement” to every new digital experience.

Read more in Harvard Law Today

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