For Vice: It’s 2017 and Less Than 50 Percent of the World Has Internet Access

Reporting this piece about Internet for all was especially relevant in a year where we saw the gutting of Net Neutrality:

“Getting everyone online seems like a no-brainer: There can’t be anyone who opposes spreading knowledge and the empowerment that comes with it, right? Not exactly. There are some looking to keep the internet out of people’s hands. But who and why? “Authoritarian governments, when they cut off access to the internet for their citizens; democratic governments, when they put forward proposals that value wealthy entertainers over poor citizens; corporations, when they use their power to deny users access to their platforms,” says Jillian York, director for international freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).”


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