Chile: Microsoft Executive Insults Cyber-Activists

A Microsoft executive recently referred to some Chilean activists as “pelagatos,” which is an offensive slang term used in Chile. Luis Ramirez collects some reactions [es] and responses [en] to this reference and highlights the work of these activists from Liberación Digital, who are trying to monitor and become active participants in agreements between companies and the Chilean government.

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