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U.N. Report Declares Internet Access a Human Right

A United Nations report said Friday that disconnecting people from the internet is a human rights violation and against international law. Full Article

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The contents of this report are important to registered citizens because they state plainly that all people have the right to access the internet. That means that parole and probation officers should no longer prohibit registered citizens from using the internet. When they do so, it increases a registrant’s sense of isolation and hurts him/her when he/she tries to find a job.

Prohibitions also limit people from gaining information about issues and educating themselves.
It’s also interesting that this report calls on governments to stop requiring arbitrary real name registries for online crime prevention and to foster anonymous expression — the very thing proposition tried to take away from us.

Please correct: proposition “35”.

Wow, we have international laws on our side? What will the US do now?

Even though that report is like three years old, It hasn’t prevented any arrogant states like NY, LA, AR, CA, et al. from continuing to press forward with internet restrictions on their citizens. I guess the U.S. only supports the U.N. financially. Not morally.

When I was on probation….for 5 YEARS, I was not allowed to access the Internet, or posses any item that would access the internet, including a cell phone.

So…..does this mean that we could possibly now SUE the State of California for Human Rights violations??
If so, I would be MORE than willing to be the first test case!!!!

United Nations (U.N.) involved is a great status for human rights.

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x