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The United Nations says that the Internet is a human right and everyone should own it for free






On July 1, 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council approved a resolution on "Promoting human rights and the Internet must be enjoyed", but the current situation shows that not everyone can access this basic service.

In the document presented by the United Nations, governments around the world are urged to ensure access to the Internet, which is a fundamental right of humankind. Likewise, the organization has condemned those countries that prevent or even commercialize access to this service.
Like all human rights, the Internet must be a free basic service that everyone should have access to. Likewise, the United Nations Declaration states that "the same rights that people who have access to the Internet should enjoy should those who are not connected to the Internet, where they must have the Internet."

In addition, the statement stressed that the state must ensure "freedom and security on the Internet", and recognize the importance of privacy on the Internet, as well as "enhance the education of women and girls in the technological field."

Currently: Is the UN hypothesis being followed?

Although access to the Internet today has increased by leaps and bounds, which has kept millions of people connected around the world, it is not really maintained under the principle that it is free for everyone.

In fact, many organizations and activists like Phys Org cite studies where they point out that access to the Internet is a human right and should be provided free of charge to those who cannot afford it. However, many countries and organizations manage bandwidth as a really expensive commodity and not everyone can afford it.

In addition to having an expensive service, some countries do not have stable Internet connectivity, and in this way, developing countries not only lose access to communication but also lose access to a key service for the protection of human rights, as recent research indicates.

We recently saw with the #BlackLivesMatter movement protests against racism after the brutal killing of an African American in the United States, a video of a policeman who kept his knee on George Floyd's neck making him unable to breathe, and anger spread all over the world.
Unleash a reaction not only in the United States but around the world. Without a doubt, the internet connection was crucial in determining the scope of this news, which allowed many people, some victims of racism, and others to raise their voices around the world.

In the end, the Internet is a human right and everyone should have it for free.
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