Multilingualism/Languages are dying, but is the internet to blame? asks Languages are dying, but is the internet to blame? The article, by James Temperton starts: ‘Languages everywhere are dying; a recent UN report showed that nearly 900 languages have been driven to extinction in the last three years — and that’s despite an increase in the number of languages supported by the internet. But is the lack of language diversity online accelerating language death or simply reflecting what’s happening in the offline world?’