Coding Democracy

How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism

416 pages

English language

Published Nov. 11, 2021 by MIT Press.

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The books starts with a (very readable) history hacking but then turns into a series of meeting minutes. Conversations and events are described in excruciating detail. Every meeting the author is described which can distracting. Eventually even the Italian five-star movement is mentioned (in pages and pages of conversations). But it never becomes clear how this is relevant for a book titled "coding democracy". Most of the stuff about the European political movement is not about hacking at all. In the end it left me wondering what point the author was trying to make.