How Big Telecom Used Smartphones to Create a New Digital Divide – COLORLINES

Posted on February 8, 2012 by

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How Big Telecom Used Smartphones to Create a New Digital Divide – COLORLINES.

Given the new FCC rules that create a difference between wire-line and mobile internet access, what does this mean for the bigger picture? According to recent Pew Research Group polls, more African-Americans and Latinos access the internet through mobile devices than Whites in the United States. The statistics showcased in this article clearly represent how the issue of net neutrality in regards to smartphone access to the internet could and possibly is giving rise to social injustice by censorship. In other words, the ability for these minority groups to attain social justice for certain issues by use of social media is significantly hampered and susceptible to censorship due to the new distinction or discrimination of how one attains internet access.

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