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If Tech Fails to Design for the Most Vulnerable, It Fails Us All

Afsaneh Rigot connects Telegram use in Russia, Elon Musk’s Twitter plans, and impending threats to abortion access and safety to how technologies in these contexts are designed:

The reality is that making better, safer, less harmful tech requires design based on the lived realities of those who are most marginalized. These “edge cases” are frequently ignored as being outside of the scope of a typical user’s likely experiences. Yet they are powerful indicators for understanding the flaws in our technologies.

Read more in Wired.

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