During the technological revolution brought about by ICT, the term digital divide was used to express the difference in status between those who had computer literacy and those who did not.

Even though nowadays large parts of the world’s population are leveraging the digital ecosystem in their everyday lives through a constant use of social media and innovative service platforms, the divide does not seem to have been filled.

Indeed, the affirmation of automation, AI and the exploitation of large amounts of data, seem to have led to an increasingly complex, centralized and monopolistic system.

Attempts to reform this phenomenon are proliferating, thanks to an increasingly heated academic and political debate, in which proposals have been put forward that until recently would have been considered a taboo, such as government intervention in the markets and the proposed break-up of tech giants.