According to the United Nations, it is! The United Nations’ Human Rights Council unanimously supported the right to internet access and online freedom of expression in a resolution earlier this month.
The resolution declares that all people should be permitted to log-on and express themselves openly on the World Wide Web. Among the 47 countries of the Human Rights Council, even censorship-prone members like Cuba and China signed on-board.
“It’s the first ever U.N. resolution affirming that human rights in the digital realm must be protected and promoted to the same extent and with the same commitment as human rights in the physical world,” said US ambassador Eileen Donahoe.
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