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The Internet and Inequality

By Kentaro Toyama

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 59 No. 4, Pages 28-30

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg echoed the hopes of many when he launched Internet.org to bring more of the world's population online.2 He said: "The richest 500 million have way more money than the next six billion combined. You solve that by getting everyone online, and into the knowledge economy—by building out the global Internet."8

But, does giving everyone the Internet really reduce inequality?


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