On Friday, President Donald Trump announced a new rule to protect the free flow of information on the internet.
“We are taking steps to ensure that students and teachers can get the information they need, without being bullied or threatened, through the internet,” the president said.
“For the next four years, we will establish a new Department of Education regulation, Title IX, which will require universities to ensure all their students are free to access and share the content they want online.”
It’s an interesting move, given the fact that a recent Pew study found that Americans’ internet use has been on the decline.
The study found only a handful of college students had used the internet at all over the last year, down from more than a half a million students in 2014.
In a blog post, the university system said that the new rule “will give the internet an added level of protection against abuse and harassment online and will ensure students and their families have access to a wide range of information online.”
Here’s what that means for colleges, as well as universities in general: It will help ensure that all students have access and have the ability to learn without being intimidated or bullied.
In fact, it’s one of the primary reasons colleges are struggling to keep up with the growth of online content.
“The new rule will ensure that colleges and universities are able to serve the needs of their students and keep up,” the university said.