Net Neutrality, Freedom Of Information, And Why You Should Give A Damn

By Kristy Rice Jul 17, 2017

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The proposed repeals would allow internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast, commonly referred to as ISPs, to dictate the speed and deliverability of internet content.
This means that not only could they charge websites a premium to keep their content accessible, they could charge users a premium or additional fees to view specific content, and (and this is a big one) they could also hypothetically accept money to hinder specific sites or types of content, creating a new vein of corporate and private interest lobbying meant to obstruct freedom of speech and information.
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Above: Mozilla's nine-hour Day of Action video narratingĀ pro-net neutrality comments to the FCC
This could, and again, this is hypothetical, lead to religious groups donating to block LGBT sites or other viewpoints they don't agree with, larger companies using this strategy to block their competition, political groups hampering sites that criticize them through financial or legislative arrangements with these ISPs.
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Source: Theverge | Teenvogue
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