If Stalin had a smartphone

I feel bad for Josef Stalin. He dreamt of creating a totalitarian society where every individual's behaviour could be predicted and controlled. But he was born a century too early.

He lived before the technology that would have made being a dictator so much easier!

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 13, 2019, with the headline 'If Stalin had a smartphone'. Print Edition | Subscribe