Just a little something from ao3 that I thought would be good to share with y’all.
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.
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!
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.”
Reblogging this again cause this is a pretty important comment here.