Internet helps billions of people adapt to and survive coronavirus pandemic

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From online schooling to working from home or video calls with family, the internet has helped billions of people adapt and survive during the coronavirus pandemic. That makes it vital for countries to look at how they can improve affordable internet access when rebuilding their economies and disbursing post-coronavirus benefits, they added. CYBER CRIMESome governments and telecom operators have taken steps to help more people go online during the coronavirus crisis. The ITU’s Bogdan-Martin said the coronavirus pandemic has also resulted in a “huge surge” of online criminal activity. Cyber crimes that have increased as internet and technology access has improved include online bullying and sex abuse, hacking, revenge porn and trafficking.

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