Most of what we do on a daily basis relies on the internet. It is estimated that we use the internet for 7.43 hours each day! Shocking? Not if you think about the amount of times you’ve looked at your social media feed today, or if you’ve read the newspaper online, or checked your e-mail or done some internet shopping. We spend so much of our time online that we simply expect to have internet access wherever we go.
It’s not just for entertainment and convenience, we also use the internet as a tool to run our lives; from internet banking to registering to vote to requesting an appointment with your doctor. We do so many of these things without thinking twice of how lucky we are to have access to such a powerful tool.
That’s why, this week, Harper Morgan English is reading this Buzzed News article  about Free Basics. Out of 7.3 billion population, only 46% of people have access to the internet. Facebook is attempting to bring basic internet access to people in parts of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. However, Buzzed News points out the downfalls of the Free Basics project.
Here are some talking points;
In our society, would it be possible to function without the internet? In which case, do you agree that everyone around the world should be able to use the internet for free?
And what about the idea of Free Basics? Do you think it’s utopian idea or just a money-making scheme? Is it something that should be regulated and controlled so that it can flourish? Or will it continue to be exploited by telecom providers?
So many have strong opinions about Free Basics and we want to know yours. Comment and share to join the conversation and let us know what you think!
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