Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: 4.5 Billion Of The 7 Billion People On Earth Don't Have Internet Access.


Things That Make You Go Hmmm: 4.5 Billion Of The 7 Billion People On Earth Don't Have Internet Access. -- "We want to make it so that anyone, anywhere -- a child growing up in rural India who never had a computer -- can go to a store, get a phone, get online, and get access to all of the same things that you and I appreciate about the Internet," Zuckerberg said in an exclusive broadcast interview with CNN's "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo.
"They're going to use it to decide what kind of government they want, get access to healthcare for the first time ever, connect with family hundreds of miles away that they haven't seen in decades." More than 4.5 billion of the 7 billion people on Earth don't have Internet access, according to the World Bank. The biggest gaps are in Eritrea (just 0.8% have access), Timor-Leste (0.9%) and Myanmar (1.1%). Even in the United States, 19% don't have Internet access. About 1 billion people are already using Facebook. Zuckerberg imagines a world in which everyone has the "same ability to share their opinions and speak freely -- I think that would be a much better place." "Connectivity is a human right," he added. There are people and organizations who are dedicated to bringing freedom to countries all around the world. Did you know that there are 13 countries who limit or do not allow citizens to use the internet to find information? How do you feel about this? Do you have ideas for changing this? The list of countries that do not have freedom of the press includes: Belarus Burma China Cuba Egypt Iran North Korea Saudi Arabia Syria Tunisia Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Vietnam

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