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Governments and private interests are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their approach to liberation technologies and individual users are increasingly subject to monitoring, censorship, imprisonment and physical harm. However, when it comes to assessing these tools and technologies, the discussion of ‘politics’ is quite often taboo, as creators claim their platforms, products, and projects are apolitical and solely about access and expression. In this debate, we ask whether or not the creators of these technologies are actually engaging as political actors reshaping geopolitics worldwide.