The Associated Press
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appear to have an intuitive understanding of the work of Richard Heeks. The British academic, who predicted the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, believes that countries with high levels of real-life oppression and lots of Internet freedom are most likely to experience revolutions. TAGGED: Vladimir Putin
Putin and Erdogan are responding in classic authoritarian style: Instead of reducing oppression, they're clamping down on access to the Internet.