Internet should be a constitutional right

We, the people who live connected to the Internet, inform ourselves, communicate through it and we know perfectly well that the gap between those who have the possibility of accessing it and those who do not have access to it is very large. The network is where the greatest amount of information is concentrated and, if we know how to search for it and take advantage of it in the right way, it has potential unique.

A survey carried out by GlobeScan for the BBC in 26 different countries and among more than 27,000 people showed that four out of five They believe this should be a constitutional right. In fact, some countries, like Finland, for example, have already legislated for this to be the case and, in the meantime, the UN puts pressure on governments follow the same path.

Hamadoun ToureSecretary General of the International Telecommunications Union, gave a very clear reason why this request cannot be ignored:

The right to communicate cannot be ignored. The Internet is the most powerful openness resource ever created. Governments must view the Internet as basic infrastructure, like roads or water. We have entered the knowledge society and every citizen must have the right to participate in it.

The users interviewed also questioned the freedom that exists on the network and criticized not only the measures taken in the United Kingdom and its law on the courts, but also the way in which governments like China or Nigeria intervene in the censorship of information.

From my point of view, it is necessary educate to the people for the correct use of the Internet from school and to ensure that citizens of all countries in the world can have access to it as a fundamental right. As I said, today the difference between someone who uses the Internet and someone who doesn't Too bigand a government is responsible for reducing this gap.

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Via: Bitelia

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