Internet Access Is a Human Right, Says United Nations

Is Internet access and online freedom of expression a basic human right? The United Nations’ Human Rights Council unanimously backed that notion in a resolution passed Thursday.

The resolution says that all people should be allowed to connect to and express themselves freely on the Internet. All 47 members of the Human Rights Council, including notoriously censorship-prone countries such as China and Cuba, signed the resolution.

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Apparently the California Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Parole Operations disagrees, and their power to curtail civil rights seems to be unlimited.