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(Mis-)information technology: Internet use and perception of democracy in Africa

Joël Cariolle, Yasmine Elkhateeb and Mathilde Maurel ()
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Mathilde Maurel: FERDI - Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International, CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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Abstract: The Internet has significantly expanded worldwide, changing our relationship with the world, and the way we communicate, educate, and inform ourselves. Africa, despite having a very low number of fixed-broadband subscriptions for 100 inhabitants, has not escaped the Internet phenomenon, as the number of individuals with Internet access has risen from 2 in 2002 to 39.7 (per 100 inhabitants) in 2022. Similarly, the number of individuals with mobilecellular telephone subscriptions has jumped from 12.4 in 2002 to 86.3 (per 100 inhabitants) in 2022 (ITU, 2022).

Keywords: Internet; Africa; Digital technologies; Digital development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023-11-16
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Published in FERDI Notes brèves / Policy briefs, 2023

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