How To Be A Digital Revolutionary

November 1, 2020
How To Be A Digital Revolutionary

This is our world, right now: Racist bullies binge on power,science fights to stop the slide into another dark age, women aretargets, and the past is forgotten. Under a hostile and cavaliergovernment, protests form online while calls to take action arebroadcast on social media.How To Be A Digital Revolutionary illuminates why we're here andwhat we can do, standing in this moment with devices in hand, asboth eyewitnesses and active participants to significant socialchange. It thoroughly runs down the hazards of taking action tofight injustice and fascism in the digital age, providing readerswith a roadmap for effective resistance.How To Be A Digital Revolutionary is woven from clear explainersabout murky topics like surveillance and censorship, hands-onstrategies to dial back news overwhelm and rage fatigue,first-person accounts in hacking, practical safety advice forprotests, and gritty reporting on rights abuses in the digitalrealm.Here, you'll learn to identify and minimize your surveillancefootprint, about anonymity and making separate identities, how tobuy or make a burner phone, and to hack-proof your life. Make yourphone less of a tracking device, and keep your communication bothsecure and private. Find out which documents to keep with you atmarches, and how to stay safe if a protest gets violent. Discoverways to support your cause when you can't be there in person.Find groups to join and get rid of poison people. Make a digitalprotest sign that makes emergency calls if it gets confiscated,choose or make a body camera, and learn how to record, photo, andshare under stress. Fight filters and blocks, and defy beingcensored on social media. Find out how to "leak" with tools likeSecureDrop, and how to create posts and memes that matter.In a time of rampant injustices, How To Be A DigitalRevolutionary offers a powerful new handbook for the resistance,and a way forward for change no matter your level of technicalacumen.