USA: ‘#RIPInternet’ — Hundreds rally in DC to save net neutrality

Hundreds of activists rallied outside the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in Washington DC on Thursday in a bid to save so-called ‘net neutrality’ as the members of the commission were about vote on its status. Several members of the US Congress came to the rally to speak up against the upcoming vote that could repeal the set of rules that guarantee free and equal access to information... Еще. “Internet openness is how our democracy thrives in the digital age” claimed FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. “It is absolutely imperative that folks understand that the vote against keeping the internet open and free is a vote against poor people in this country, it is a vote against people of colour, it is a vote against activists in this country, it is a vote against democracy and we are not going stand for that,” added national press secretary for US Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, Symone Sanders. The US Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to revoke the landmark 2015 ruling, approved by former US president Barack Obama’s administration, which ensured a free and open internet, and protected consumers from ‘bad behaviour’ from their Internet service providers.

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