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Book Review: Jan Van Dijk, The Digital Divide. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2020

2021

Moritz Büchi

New Media & Society [Online first].

Perhaps because by the 2010s four in five people were using the Internet in many regions of the world, the digital divide appeared fixed. This book, however, is a reminder of the continued social relevance of inequalities in access to, use of, and outcomes of digital information and communication technologies–'the problem only starts when everybody has a computer, smartphone or Internet connection!'