On Digital Passages and Borders: Refugees and the New Infrastructure for Movement and Control

@article{Latonero2018OnDP,
  title={On Digital Passages and Borders: Refugees and the New Infrastructure for Movement and Control},
  author={Mark Latonero and Paula Kift},
  journal={Social Media + Society},
  year={2018},
  volume={4}
}
Since 2014, millions of refugees and migrants have arrived at the borders of Europe. This article argues that, in making their way to safe spaces, refugees rely not only on a physical but increasingly also digital infrastructure of movement. Social media, mobile devices, and similar digitally networked technologies comprise this infrastructure of “digital passages”—sociotechnical spaces of flows in which refugees, smugglers, governments, and corporations interact with each other and with new… Expand
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