The realities of the digital age have prompted the international community to arrive at the consensus that human rights must be protected both offline and online. The Internet has become “an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating inequality, and accelerating development and human progress.” During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, it was the Internet that allowed many to stay virtually present in conference rooms and university classrooms, maintain social contacts, receive and impart up-to-date information. If the Internet is such an important catalyst for the implementation of human rights, should access to the Internet be a right in its own name?
Right to Internet
28 July 2021
What is digital authoritarianism and how it limits Internet freedoms?The Internet began as a space for freedom. Gradually, the states began to restrict it more and more. Digital authoritarianism is a fairly new term that has been picked up by many modern researchers. It includes a range of different restrictions on digital rights and is a way of exerting authoritarian control of cyberspace.
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