The Jerusalem Times on Monday published a story titled “When the Internet Turnes on Us” in which it described how, despite a recent spate of internet censorship, people can continue to access the sites they love.
While a number of major companies, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft, have already announced plans to block access to sites they consider hate, it remains unclear how many are taking similar steps in countries such as the UK and France.
In France, for example, it has been widely reported that some French-speaking internet users are not receiving their internet access at all due to a lack of government-issued devices.
The story said that in the town of Vaud, for instance, “a large number of people in Vaud do not have access to the internet, and many are facing a serious problem with their phones and laptops”.
As a result, some people are forced to use apps like WhatsApp to communicate.
In the UK, some have even started using an app called Skype to communicate with friends and family.
While the BBC recently announced it would be suspending its subscription to Skype, many other UK-based internet providers have announced they will be providing a similar service to those that do not.
In response to a query from The Jerusalem Review, a spokesperson for BT said: “BT has been providing internet access for people living in the UK since 2011.
Meanwhile, it was revealed on Friday that a number more UK internet providers, including Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk and TalkTalk Plus, will be offering internet access to customers in the coming weeks.”
BT does not comment on individual cases.”
Meanwhile, it was revealed on Friday that a number more UK internet providers, including Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk and TalkTalk Plus, will be offering internet access to customers in the coming weeks.
In an official statement, the BBC said that the service was being introduced in the areas of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to allow them to provide the service “in the best interests of people living there”.
The BBC said it would also provide an extra service to customers living in Northern Ireland.
The service will be offered to customers who are able to access broadband through their mobile phone, although the BBC has not yet confirmed whether this will include all subscribers.