Diversity and Inclusion in Online Platforms: The Case of Wikipedia

Inclusion and diversity are some of the democratic values that Internet developers,  entrepreneurs, researchers, and technologists have tried to foster since its early origins. Allowing anybody to access knowledge and information, and expand her communication capabilities, independent of any gender, racial, or socioeconomic markers, has been embedded in the discourse of Internet tools and platforms. […]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Evolution of Digital Divides

Gaps, divides, and splits are a common feature of contemporary societies and economies. Both at the global and the national level, inequalities persist across multiple social dimensions, interacting and intersecting in complex ways. From income to education, to digital gaps, divides shape an uneven playing field where access to resources and opportunities are not evenly […]

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Social Class, Digital Technology, and the Reproduction of Inequalities: The Bourdieusian Framework

Some researchers of digital inequality have applied a Bourdieusian framework in their efforts to understand and explain the complexity of digital inequalities. They have found in the theory of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu a useful lens to explain how uneven relations of power and the reproduction of an unequal social order are at the core […]

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