Category: net neutrality

Just a little something from ao3 that I though…

Just a little something from ao3 that I thought would be good to share with y’all.

PLEASE CALL (202) 759-7597

lumber-jack-white:

Petitions for net neutrality are NOT helpful. 

The FCC doesn’t care about petitions. There’s too much of a chance for a petition to be filled with fake names and addresses from bots. 

PLEASE CALL (202) 759-7597. This will connect you to your representatives (with instructions, for those of you who are nervous to call).

Tell them your first and last name, city & state, and that you oppose the repeal of Net Neutrality.

We are running out of time.

How To Actually Fight For Net Neutrality

bristlee1:

motherstrawberry:

There’s a lot of big, wordy articles going around tumblr right now, and they’re all great. But I wanted to make a mastpost of sorts of all the actions you can take and sites/bots that are here to help.

battleforthenet – The main hub for all things net neutrality. Fill out a form in seconds to e-mail your rep, or enter your phone number and a prerecorded message will call you, tell you exactly what to do and provide a script before connecting you with your representative. You can also set up a daily call.

Verizon Protests – Protests are happening at Verizon stores across the country on Dec 14th. 

5 calls – This site is my favorite for calls. They provide a script and directions for calling the FCC, senators, and local state rep. 

Resistbot – A phenominal service for those who cannot call, this bot will contact your rep on your behalf. However, every time I try to use it, they are busy.

Many of you are hitting the same roadblock I am: Mailboxes are full. So what do we do at that point? We send letters. Go to WhoIsMyRepresentative.com and enter your zip code to find addresses for your senators and house reps. You can use the phone script from the sites above, or compose your own note, or simply write “I am your constituent and I want you to fight to keep net neutrality.”

I know a lot of this is very overwhelming and hopefully this makes things easy and straightforward. You can send an e-mail, make 4 phone calls, and write a letter in less than 10 minutes. Please take the time to do so. 

I’ve gotten many Asks about using email only, please see above (option 1 and option 4).  There are others out there though.  Please remember if you sign a petition you must be 18 unless otherwise stated.  Have your parents partake. Let them know it will cost THEM more money if we lose Net Neutrality!

Again, doing nothing is NOT an option.

I'm sorta confused on this whole net neut…

I'm sorta confused on this whole net neutrality thing… Could u explain pwease?

So, I don’t think I can explain this very well, but I can say this: without net neutrality, we would have to pay extra fees to access individual websites, instead of paying a single fee to our internet providers for access to everything on the internet.

Abolishing net neutrality would also allow for many companies to censor what you see on the internet, and, according to several articles I’ve read, it would basically allow these companies to sell certain information about what you do on the internet to third parties.

There are many people who believe that it would be a violation of our first amendment rights to get rid of net neutrality, and I strongly agree with this. Wether they realize it or not, pretty much everyone who uses the internet utilizes it as a platform for freedom of speech.

Hopefully this is a good enough explanation for you, and I encourage others to correct me if I’ve made any mistakes, and to further expand on what I’ve said.

I’d also like to say this; I believe it’s our duty to speak up and make our voices heard on this matter, our representatives can only do so much on their own. If you’ve yet to sign the petition I’ve been sharing and have yet to make a call to your representatives, I urge you to do so as soon as possible.

Regular

shitmemesforshitteens:

pbjandabaseballbat:

stumpypositivity:

Help save Net Neutrality.

If the FCC wins this battle, the internet as we know it will be royally fucked over.

If you don’t like sending calls (trust me, I know where you’re coming from) text RESIST to 50409. Resistbot will help you set up a letter to your congressmen, senators, and even your state governor.

Please. Save the internet.

Please consider writing UNIQUE, PERSONAL messages, and here’s why:

“FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said repeatedly that when it comes to the comments on net neutrality, the agency’s rulemaking process would favor QUALITY over QUANTITY.”

“Like Schneiderman, Kao performed his own analysis of the net neutrality comment record. Using an algorithm to sort out duplicate entries, Kao said he was then able to apply another algorithm to identify the remaining comments that could be considered “unique.” Further analysis revealed that even some of the unique submissions shared common language and syntax, suggesting they weren’t unique at all but perhaps written by a computer program to appear superficially different. In total, Kao estimates more than a million comments, supporting Pai’s effort to repeal net neutrality, may have been faked.

For example, one submission read, “Citizens, as opposed to Washington bureaucrats, should be empowered to buy whatever products they prefer.” Another retained much the same format but with certain words rearranged: “Individual citizens, as opposed to Washington bureaucrats, should be able to select whichever services they desire.”

While it is common for advocacy campaigns to recruit people to sign and submit form letters to the FCC, Kao said that those who supported keeping the rules were far more likely to write personal, heartfelt messages. Despite the polarizing nature of the policy fight, few commenters who supported the repeal were moved to develop their own, original messages — an indication to Kao that many in the pro-repeal camp may have been bots or spam.

“It’s scary to think that organic, authentic voices in the public debate  are being drowned out by a chorus of spambots,” Kao said.”

From:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/24/fcc-net-neutrality-process-corrupted-by-fake-comments-and-vanishing-consumer-complaints-officials-say/

Reblogging this again cause this is a pretty important comment here.

Sign the petition to save Net Neutrality!

shitmemesforshitteens:

vaneloslash:

https://www.change.org/p/save-net-neutrality-netneutrality?recruiter=293889349&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_more.combo_new_control_progress_110217winners

Sign it! At this rate, we can get it to 500,000 before Dec. 14!!

They’re going for 1,000,000 now. If you’re currently living in the USA and haven’t signed, please consider doing so!

The goal has been raised again, y’all. Please continue to sign the petition!

Sign the petition to save Net Neutrality!

vaneloslash:

https://www.change.org/p/save-net-neutrality-netneutrality?recruiter=293889349&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_more.combo_new_control_progress_110217winners

Sign it! At this rate, we can get it to 500,000 before Dec. 14!!

They’re going for 1,000,000 now. If you’re currently living in the USA and haven’t signed, please consider doing so!

Regular

pbjandabaseballbat:

stumpypositivity:

Help save Net Neutrality.

If the FCC wins this battle, the internet as we know it will be royally fucked over.

If you don’t like sending calls (trust me, I know where you’re coming from) text RESIST to 50409. Resistbot will help you set up a letter to your congressmen, senators, and even your state governor.

Please. Save the internet.

Please consider writing UNIQUE, PERSONAL messages, and here’s why:

“FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said repeatedly that when it comes to the comments on net neutrality, the agency’s rulemaking process would favor QUALITY over QUANTITY.”

“Like Schneiderman, Kao performed his own analysis of the net neutrality comment record. Using an algorithm to sort out duplicate entries, Kao said he was then able to apply another algorithm to identify the remaining comments that could be considered “unique.” Further analysis revealed that even some of the unique submissions shared common language and syntax, suggesting they weren’t unique at all but perhaps written by a computer program to appear superficially different. In total, Kao estimates more than a million comments, supporting Pai’s effort to repeal net neutrality, may have been faked.

For example, one submission read, “Citizens, as opposed to Washington bureaucrats, should be empowered to buy whatever products they prefer.” Another retained much the same format but with certain words rearranged: “Individual citizens, as opposed to Washington bureaucrats, should be able to select whichever services they desire.”

While it is common for advocacy campaigns to recruit people to sign and submit form letters to the FCC, Kao said that those who supported keeping the rules were far more likely to write personal, heartfelt messages. Despite the polarizing nature of the policy fight, few commenters who supported the repeal were moved to develop their own, original messages — an indication to Kao that many in the pro-repeal camp may have been bots or spam.

“It’s scary to think that organic, authentic voices in the public debate  are being drowned out by a chorus of spambots,” Kao said.”

From:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/24/fcc-net-neutrality-process-corrupted-by-fake-comments-and-vanishing-consumer-complaints-officials-say/

Reblogging this again cause this is a pretty important comment here.

Sign the petition to save Net Neutrality!

vaneloslash:

https://www.change.org/p/save-net-neutrality-netneutrality?recruiter=293889349&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_more.combo_new_control_progress_110217winners

Sign it! At this rate, we can get it to 500,000 before Dec. 14!!

Regular

stumpypositivity:

Help save Net Neutrality.

If the FCC wins this battle, the internet as we know it will be royally fucked over.

If you don’t like sending calls (trust me, I know where you’re coming from) text RESIST to 50409. Resistbot will help you set up a letter to your congressmen, senators, and even your state governor.

Please. Save the internet.