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You probably have access to a mobile device. You can search for information, read the news, and communicate with people freely.  And you likely learn something new every single day as a direct result of your time online.

But for hundreds of millions of people, the internet isn’t so simple.  Our lives are increasingly lived online, yet so little attention is paid to the invisible borders that prevent people and information from moving freely through the world.  Digital mobility isn’t a widely examined concept, but it should be.

Source: BBC Technology

Date: May 20th, 2016

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1) The article talks about countries limiting digital mobility.  When I was last in Shanghai, China, many of my most common pages were inaccessible: CNN, BBC News, FaceBook, YouTube, Twitter.  Why does China prevent access to these pages, and what could be done about it?

2) Are there “digital mobility” issues in the developed world, such as in the U.S?

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