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Conclusion

The title of this book, Google and the Digital Divide: The Bias of Online Knowledge, suggested a new and less conventional approach to analysing and illuminating the growing inequality in the information society caused by the organisation and dissemination of online information. It was extensively argued that the digital divide is not only about access to online information and socio-economic differences, but also, and perhaps more importantly, about the different uses, misuses and abuses of information.

By focusing on online information and power, this book addressed the issue of information skills, as well as the direct and indirect manipulation of information exercised by individuals, corporations and governments. As each chapter ...

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