Who’s Talking?

Is Internet access really a human right?

The UN, the EU, Finland, and many other governmental entities describe Internet access as a human right. But not everyone agrees. Vint Cerf, the distinguished computer scientist whose work was critical to the very invention of the Internet, published a 2012 op-ed in the New York Times saying that access to the Internet wasn’t a human right in itself, but merely a conduit for delivering human rights.

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