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UN Human Rights Body Condemns Nations Blocking Internet Access

The U.N. Human Rights Council has condemned for the first time nations that block or restrict their citizens' internet access. The council passed a resolution Friday denouncing "measures to intentionally prevent or disrupt access to or dissemination of information online," saying they violate international human rights law. The resolution also called for governments to improve internet access to citizens whose gender or disability might make it more difficult to gain...

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