‘The Internet is not just for the rich’: World Bank says the world needs a new kind of internet
A new kind in the internet is necessary to keep pace with the changes taking place in society, says a World Bank report on how we use the web.
The report, released on Monday, called for the development of a new social media infrastructure that would enable people to share and connect with one another.
The web is used by people to connect, to share information and to build their networks.
It is the basis of the internet, the report says.
“There is no question that the web is a key link between people and society,” the report said.
It noted that the rise of social media is a challenge, as it “increases the likelihood of individuals, organisations and communities engaging in conflict, bullying, harassment, defamation, hate speech and intimidation”.
“There are challenges with how people use the internet and the ways in which it can affect our collective welfare and security,” it added.
The global network of sites and services are now so large that it can be difficult to keep up with the demands of users, says the report, published by the World Bank’s Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
Social media, it said, has become a “major driver of inequality and conflict” and is one of the key drivers of “a growing gap between rich and poor”.
“We need to change the way people use social media in order to address these issues,” said Eri Kanakas, a researcher at ESRI who co-authored the report.
“Social media can be a critical tool in building a more equal and democratic society.”
The report warned that social media could become a tool for those who have “deep ties” to countries and regions with entrenched authoritarian governments.
The world needs to find a way to protect people from abuse and harassment from social media companies, the authors argued.
“We must support social media and their users against these forms of abuse,” Kanakos said.
“As governments and corporations seek to silence people and block them from their social media, we must stand up for their rights.”
The new infrastructure The report calls for an online platform that would allow users to “socialise” and “communicate freely” and that would “be free from censorship and manipulation”.
It calls for the creation of a social media platform that is free from “censorship, manipulation and abusive behaviour”.
It said that a “safe and secure” platform would need to be “free from the influence of any country’s dominant media and from governments’ control over content and user-generated content”.
The report recommended that the development and maintenance of a safe and secure platform would be “part of the core work of the new global network”.
The network would also need to include “tools and mechanisms to enable users to share their experiences and contribute to the public debate”.
The online platform would have to provide “a secure environment for sharing and exchanging information about issues, with a high level of transparency and accountability”.
The platform would also have to be open to “any person, organisation or community that seeks to contribute to or enhance its development”.
The platforms could be designed to “provide a platform for democratic governance” and ensure “that content and ideas that challenge the dominant power system are not excluded from the public discussion and discussion”.
The development and implementation of a platform would require a “balanced, inclusive and transparent governance system” and an “effective, transparent and transparent system of reporting”.
It is not the first time that social networking has been mentioned in the report on social media.
It was also written in 2012 by Eri Oreskes, a professor at Harvard University, which called for “a new social networking platform that provides people with access to knowledge and the opportunity to interact with one’s peers”.
“Social networking is now the main way people engage with each other and can be seen as a critical platform for creating and sharing knowledge, but it has not always been free,” Oreske wrote in his book, The End of Men.
“The proliferation of digital technology is giving rise to new platforms and opportunities to interact, but these new platforms do not offer the same level of openness, accountability and public accountability that we expect from a social network.”
In response to the report and to suggestions that it could lead to more government interference in the online world, the World Wide Web Foundation, a non-profit organisation that promotes the open and free use of the web, said it is “deeply concerned” by the report’s recommendations.
“This report is a serious and timely wake-up call about the need to rethink the way we develop, deploy and regulate the web,” the foundation said in a statement.
“With the Internet now growing into a billion users worldwide, the need for a new and more transparent social networking site is even greater.”
The World Wide Fund for Nature, a global network with nearly 40,000 members, also called on governments to set up a new website to promote “the right to information” and