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cyber- +‎ libertarianism


cyberlibertarianism (uncountable)

  1. A form of libertarianism that views the Internet or cyberspace as a means of attaining individual existence without central governments.
    • 1996 December 9, Michael Kinsley, “America Tiptoes to the Left”, in Time, page 42:
      In the Western states, the new cyberlibertarianism melds comfortably with traditional leave-me-alone-ism.
    • 2004, David Bell, Cyberculture: The Key Concepts[1], page 43:
      Cyberlibertarianism refers to a perspective (some would say philosophy) which claims that cyberspace and the Internet should be regarded as uncontrolled and unregulated electronic spaces where anyone is free to be whatever they wish and express themselves however they like.
    • 2015, Jacob Silverman, Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection[2]:
      Unabashed cyber-libertarianism, combined with an avaricious and wholly unconflicted brand of consumerism, permeates America's digital elite.

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