[tor-teachers] Selling Tor outside the anglosphere

Kenneth Freeman kencf0618 at riseup.net
Fri Oct 16 22:18:14 UTC 2015

On 10/16/2015 01:01 PM, Michael Zandi wrote:
> On 10/16/2015 02:12 PM, Virgil Griffith wrote:
>> In general when I talk with leadership outside the anglosphere, they are
>> much more interested in increasing GDP than rights. And they are well
>> aware that corruption damages their effectiveness at home as well as
>> perception abroad. And in these areas I've had much more success in
>> selling Tor as an anti-corruption tool.
> That's good to know and consider. In your experience, can bringing up
> human rights/democracy issues alongside corruption issues hurt more than
> it helps? If so, when?
> It's plausible that you can have people on board when you talk about
> anti-corruption, but lose them if you mention democracy/anonymity, so it
> would be good to know when to especially be aware of this.

I hadn't considered this angle. It's very much a case of "know your
audience," but Tor is a knife which can cut pork as well as beef.

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