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Survey: Most users believe Internet access is a basic human right

Recent survey finds 83 percent of Internet users believe affordable Internet access should be a basic human right

Michael Hatamoto | Nov 25, 2014 at 05:17 am CST (0 mins, 47 secs reading time)

A whopping 83 percent of Internet users believe affordable and stable Internet access should be a basic human right, according to the CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust. More than two-thirds of the world's population don't have Internet access just yet, but there are more campaigns to help people across the world begin to access the Web - largely on mobile devices, such as mobile phones and tablets.

Survey: Most users believe Internet access is a basic human right | TweakTown.com

"Overwhelming global public support for the idea that access to the Internet should be a human right also shows just how important the Internet has come to freedom of expression, freedom of association, social communication, the generation of new knowledge, and economic opportunity and growth," said Fen Hampson, director of the CIGI Global Security and Politics Program.

"Unless they are brought online, a world of Internet 'have and have-nots' will not only contribute to income inequality, but also stifle the world's full potential for prosperity and innovation."

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