Tim Berners-Lee says internet access should be a basic right

Tim Berners-Lee says internet access should be a basic right


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Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, writes in a new post on the internet’s 32nd anniversary that governments must work to ensure global broadband access by the year 2030 in order to bridge the digital divide and better hold tech companies accountable.

“Governments need to pass effective laws that govern technology and hold companies to account for creating responsible products and services,” Berners-Lee writes in the post co-authored by his Web Foundation co-founder Rosemary Leith.

“Far too many young people remain excluded and unable to use the web to share their talents and ideas,” the post states. And for every…

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