As the Whose Knowledge? team, we’ve been talking for a while now about issues of power and privilege inherent in the ways knowledge is understood and the ways the internet is designed and experienced. When we combine these issues, we come to questions about how power and privilege manifest in public knowledge online. In 2018, we know that 75% of the world’s online population is from the global South, and 45% of all women in the world are online. At the same time, we know that content online remains heavily skewed towards rich, Western countries.
Excerpt from Whose Knowledge? Decolonizing the Internet, https://whoseknowledge.org/initiatives/decolonizing-the-internet/