Should The Internet Be A Human Right?

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From the legal point of view, access to the web is protected. The UN decreed internet access is a Human Right back in 2011, while more recently the Facebook Like gained Constitutional protection in the US. So in theory, your internet is safe.  But there are more than a few people who feel giving the internet the same level of protection as right to life and freedom is too much.

If the internet provides us with access to knowledge and communication, does it not provide us with the information we need to nourish and protect our bodies and minds? Can we equate the internet with food or shelter at that point, or is that giving the internet too much credit? What do you think?

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Gerd Leonhard


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