What happens when authoritarianism expands into online environments? A form of digital repression takes shape. But what does that actually look like? What are the specific ways that authoritarian regimes use new technologies to control their populations? And how are resistance groups adapting to overcome digital repression?

This episode of the Irregular Warfare Podcast addresses those questions and more. Hosts Matt Moellering and Julia McClenon are joined by Steven Feldstein, author of the book The Rise of Digital Repression: How Technology is Reshaping Power, Politics, and Resistance, and John Tullius, who retired from the CIA in 2019 and now teaches classes on intelligence at the Naval Postgraduate School.

They describe how digital repression affects democracy, how information warfare intersects with digital repression, and how the irregular warfare community can help resistance movements combat digital repression.

You can listen to the full episode below. And be sure to subscribe to the Irregular Warfare Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss an episode!

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