Given Trump’s logic of thinking, predators equals success. Naturally his FCC Chair pick is adamantly against Net Neutrality—despite overwhelming public support to the contrary.
Let’s not forget it was only several years ago that John Oliver and his writing team took on a task that to this day intimidates me and makes me realize that as a comic/writer/whatever you call this, I still have a long way to go: He made Net Neutrality funny.
The John Oliver piece was hilarious. Which was quite an accomplishment. There’s nothing funny at all about Net Neutrality. Reading about what it entails, about the Title II classification, honestly it may be the only known cure for insomnia. Thank goodness for that John Oliver piece though, because there is at least one thing that is way less funny than Net Neutrality: Losing Net Neutrality.
John Oliver’s piece caused such outrage towards the idea of losing Net Neutrality that in a dose of beautiful irony there were so many comments to the FCC website to preserve Net Neutrality that it crashed. In the 11th Hour, both Obama and Tom Wheeler did the right thing and Net Neutrality was saved.
Net Neutrality ensures that the Internet remains a free and open platform. No users or content can be prioritized. Basically, Internet traffic is treated the same as a phone call, as if it were running, flowing water…something else this Administration needs to start caring about a little more, but that’s a whole other story.
Losing Net Neutrality would allow cable companies to make the Internet like Cable Television 2.0. You want ESPN? That’s an extra $20 a month. Is your website that off a large corporation? No? Sorry Charlie. In short, losing Net Neutrality would cripple the Internet as we know it, and would be catastrophic to media democracy, something we’re struggling enough with as is.
There are only two known entities that I can think of that support eliminating Net Neutrality: Large Internet providers and die-hard, far-as-you-can-get Libertarians. Because, ya know, Government interference, plus, they probably figure who needs Internet porn when you’ve got Ayn Rand novels.
In news that should surprise nobody, another staunch opponent of Net Neutrality is Donald Trump’s pick for FCC Head. Ajit Pai is salivating to get rid of Net Neutrality as much as Paul Ryan salivates to get rid of access to affordable Health Care. Trump remains consistent in only picking predators. What can we do? Well, time to crash another website so ours don’t crash.
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