UN-Studie: 47 Prozent der Weltbevölkerung nutzen das Internet

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Laut Bericht der Internationalen Fernmeldeunion, einer Sonderorganisation der Vereinten Nationen, nutzen weltweit 47 Prozent der Menschen das Internet. Spitzenreiter ist Europa mit 79,1 Prozent Internetnutzer, Schlusslicht mit 25,1 Prozent die afrikanischen Bürger. Die Washington Post hat ein paar Highlights des 274-seitigen Berichts zusammengestellt.

The 2016 Measuring the Information Society Report found that 79.1 percent of Europeans were Internet users, for example, the highest of any geographic region in the world, followed by 66.6 percent of people in the Americas and the Commonwealth of Independent States (a regional organization comprised of a number of former Soviet Republics, including Russia). But on the other end of the scale, only 25.1 percent of African citizens are using the Internet, the report found, compared to 41.6 percent of Asia and 41.9 of Arab states.

There are now 3.9 billion people in the world who do not use the Internet, the study found, and in addition to being poorer, they tend to be disproportionately less educated, rural, elderly and female. The report suggested that „broader socio-economic factors“ — in particular education levels — may need to be addressed if the United Nations wants to reach its target of having 60 percent of the world’s population online by 2020.

(via eay)

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