Main barriers and inequalities of online political participation

We open with an explanation of the concept of the digital divide, followed by a description of how the internet causes inequalities and differential factors in political participation, as well as some initiatives to fight against the digital divide.

Last modified: 
04.14.20

The following provides you with information about the concept of the digital divide, understood as the distance between different communities (conditioned by issues of a socioeconomic, geographical or cultural nature, among others) concerning access to and use of new technologies and the effects on the new spaces and practices of online political participation.

Collection of resources with diverse reflections on how the internet affects political engagement and participation.

Compilation of information on the use of different digital resources in political campaigns.

Once aware of the effects of the digital divide, initiatives have been created to fight against this barrier, some of which are listed below: