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Dimas Anwar Saputra, a 15-year-old junior high school student, wearing a red protective mask, studies with other students using free internet wifi access that they got by exchanging plastic waste, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a local district office in Jakarta, Indonesia September 9, 2020. Picture taken September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan - RC2WYI9OYO8J

Technology can help us respond to global crises – but if we're not careful, it can exacerbate inequalities, too. Image: REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Samantha Sault
Writer, Washington DC and Geneva
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