Digital Colonialism

“Wikimedia and Facebook have given Angolans free access to their websites, but not to the rest of the internet. So, naturally, Angolans have started hiding pirated movies and music in Wikipedia articles and linking to them on closed Facebook groups, creating a totally free and clandestine file sharing network in a country where mobile internet data is extremely expensive…”

Source: Angola’s Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism | Motherboard

Fascinating article.

If the developing world wants to use our internet, they must play by our rules, the thinking goes.

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