Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Happy 32nd, Internet! But inventor says too many youth not invited to party

In his annual internet birthday letter, World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee highlights how a digital divide affects young people, reports CNET. He points to a 2020 report from the International Telecommunication Union that notes that one-third of young people don’t have access to the internet. Many are turned away by negative experiences. “How many brilliant young minds fall on the wrong side of the digital divide?” he wrote. “How many voices of would-be leaders are being silenced by a toxic internet?”

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