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Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:40 AM

RNC Chair complains about internet bias on Fox News after Republicans killed net neutrality

Source: Thinkprogress

The chair of the Republican National Committee complained on Friday morning that conservatives are being censored by Silicon Valley, citing the debunked conspiracy theory that Twitter and other net platforms are intentionally targeting voices on the right. But even if the problem were real, her party has done everything in its power to make that sort of Internet censorship possible.

Back in the Obama years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enforced a 2015 regulatory policy called “net neutrality,” aimed at protecting an open Internet. Under those rules, service providers were prohibited from throttling or blocking Internet sites. “We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas,” then-President Barack Obama explained as his administration implemented the protections.

McDaniel’s party was outraged. In their 2016 Republican National Committee platform, they vowed to repeal the protections and to allow companies to censor content as they saw fit. In an Orwellian “Protecting Internet Freedom” section of the platform, they wrote “The survival of the internet as we know it is at risk. Its gravest peril originates in the White House, the current occupant of which has launched a campaign, both at home and internationally, to subjugate it to agents of government. The President ordered the chair of the supposedly independent Federal Communications Commission to impose upon the internet rules devised in the 1930s for the telephone monopoly.”

When Donald Trump came in and appointed a new majority on the FCC, it moved quickly to kill net neutrality, calling the deregulation a return to “the light-touch regulatory scheme that fostered the internet’s growth, openness and freedom.” Freedom, in this case, meant freedom for companies to decide what Internet content users can access and what content they cannot.




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Seedersandleechers Jul 2018 OP
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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:55 AM

1. Putting net neutrality back as a policy would fix it....but they won't do that cuz the regime

had ordered that net neutrality not exist.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 01:49 PM

2. Freedom, in this case, meant freedom for companies to decide"

"Private Corporations" have "Constitutional Rights" too GOP. Remember?

Be careful what you wish for. You might get it.

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Fri Jul 27, 2018, 02:14 PM

3. I have already been noticing that unless I agree to give up all privacy I can only

download a few things. In the last month I have had to quit downloading some things or find a long way around as to not sign the agreement. It did not take the regime long to put it into place. I just see our country disappearing.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 02:30 PM

4. The freedom to take away freedom isn't so sweet when

It comes around to bite you in the ass, huh, pukes?

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