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The UN has said that broadband Internet is a basic human right. This is starting to get difficult.



Internet access is a basic human right because it vastly improves the quality of human life.

Would internet access be a basic dolphin right? They didn't build it...

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Neither did I...

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I thought this was one of those negative rights, i.e. it doesn't have to be given to you, it just can't be taken from you.

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Not given, but

“Each state should thus develop a concrete and effective policy to make the Internet widely available, accessible, and affordable to all segments of population.”

This can imply more than negative rights, in certain cases, but certainly not "free internet for everyone".

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Interesting. It's always important when talking about "rights" to distinguish between negative and positive rights. Thanks for giving me a more fleshed out version there.

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