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There is overwhelming public support for the idea that access to the Internet should be a human right, according to new research

Three quarters of web users in Britain believe affordable access to the internet should be a basic human right, according to new research.

The study of 23,376 internet users in 24 countries, commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), revealed that a smaller proportion of Britons regard internet as a basic human right than the global average (83pc).

However, British respondents said the internet is important for their future in terms of accessing important information and scientific knowledge (90pc),...

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