Jane Ruffino: Why internet safety is so important

WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are vital for many of the world’s 65 million displaced people

12th February, 2017

Today, 2.5 billion people in the world use messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Viber. By 2018, that could rise to 3.6 billion. One in seven people on the planet uses WhatsApp, much to the consternation of the kind of panic merchants who love to report on our alleged ‘addiction’ to digital communication.

A report released last week by the International Committee of the Red Cross, along with The Engine Room and Block Party,...

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