Michael Mandiberg has created the first maps of Wikipedia contributors for The Atlantic, revealing both reassuring and troubling patterns: high contributions across the most politically consequential battle-ground states, low contributions from a set of very religious counties in the Plains and the West, and low contributions from the predominantly Black rural South and Native American reservations. These last two absences are particularly troubling, as the maps point to a set of intersecting systems of inequality preventing people from contributing: poverty, education, Internet connectivity, and racial inequality.

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By Cynthia Chris