Sunday, January 8, 2012

(i)n(t)ernet is not a human right

"Internet Access Not a Human Right" - Google VP

The issue at hand here is not whether or not internet access qualifies as a human right, it's the message behind it - freedom of speech. If you're talking about the uprising of the Middle East thanks to social media, it's really not about the internet, it's about the channels of communication as a whole we're talking about - media, print publication, broadcasting, etc. It's just that the internet has become such a big part of our daily lives that it's gaining traction as a "human right". Downright ridiculous, thank you.

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