2. Verizon is not happy about today’s FCC vote to treat broadband internet as a public utility, just like telephone lines.
In response, Verizon argued that the rules being applied were outdated relics from a previous communications era and would regulate the internet like the early telephone networks of the 1930s.
7. Is this a cringeworthy attempt reduce a crucial public policy debate down to gimmicky press releases? Sure. But it’s also reflective of a fight where one of the deadliest weapons was a viral video.
John Oliver’s net neutrality bit led to so many comments that the FCC’s commenting system broke down.
9. And net neutrality supporter Keith Ellison, a Democratic congressman, contributed a vine of him singing and dancing in celebration. (Twitter, which owns Vine, supports the net neutrality rules).
11. And as pointed out here, this fight marks the rise of the internet as a mainstream political issue. So, in the spirit of the battle, we ask:
- The US Department of Justice will keep defending Muslims under Donald Trump, top Obama administration officials said Monday.
- The UK prison service is suppressing evidence of corruption among its guards, fueling violence behind bars.
- Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube are teaming up to target and remove terrorist content on their platforms 💻📌
- Nordstrom is selling a stone wrapped in a leather case for $85 and people are…confused ⁉️😂