How the Technology of Leaks Changes History — Market Mad House
Strangely, technology has made information leaks important political and cultural events.
To explain, the power of authoritarian states comes from governments’ ability to control the flow of information. For example, it was the Nazis’ ability to hide the true nature of their regime from ordinary Germans that kept Adolph Hitler in power. Similarly, it was the Communists’ ability to hide the truth that kept tyrants such as Mao and Stalin in power.