End Digital Redlining: stop white supremacy on social media

End Digital Redlining: stop white supremacy on social media

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Amahle Ntshinga started this petition to All Social Media Platforms and

We need to put a stop to suppressing content that helps marginalised communities! Additionally, content used to end white supremacy and create positive change is being suppressed while racist content by white creators is being promoted.

Digital redlining is the practice of creating and perpetuating inequities between already marginalized groups specifically through the use of digital technologies, digital content, and the internet.

The concept of digital redlining is an extension of the practice of redlining in housing discrimination, a historical legal practice in the United States and Canada dating back to the 1930s where red lines were drawn on maps to indicate poor and primarily black neighborhoods that were deemed unsuitable for loans or further development, which created great economic disparities between neighborhoods.

Dr. Chris Gilliard, a privacy scholar, defined digital redlining as "the creation and maintenance of tech practices, policies, pedagogies, and investment decisions that enforce class boundaries and discriminate against specific groups".

Though digital redlining is related to the digital divide and techniques such as weblining and personalization, it is distinct from these concepts as part of larger complex systemic issues.

It can refer to practices that create inequities of access to technology services in geographical areas, such as when internet service providers decide to not service specific geographic areas because they are perceived to be not as profitable and thus reduce access to crucial services and civic participation.

It can also be used to refer to inequities caused by the policies and practices of digital technologies

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