MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD’S POPULATION NOW HAS AN INTERNET CONNECTION
THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE UN’S ESTIMATES.
In 2016, the United Nations proclaimed that internet access was a basic human right. The organisation should be encouraged that, by the end of 2018, an estimated 3.9 billion people (51% of the world’s population) was connected to the internet. The estimate comes from the UN’s own report, which suggested that a large part of the growth was from the increased use of mobile data, particularly in Asia-Pacific and African regions. That’s a 3% increase from the 2017 estimate.