Whatever issues you are interested in depend on keeping the Internet free and open. ~ Lo
From: Battle For The Net
July 12th: Internet-Wide Day Of Action To Save Net Neutrality
WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY?
Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience (which they then pass along to consumers.)
WHY IS NET NEUTRALITY IMPORTANT?
The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It’s what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas. Without net neutrality, the Internet will become more like Cable TV, where the content you see is what your provider puts in front of you.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON JULY 12th?
Websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. We’ll provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your followers / visitors to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, we’ve shown time and time again that when the Internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!
Battle For The Net Video Bumper
from FFTF July, 2017
We made a short video that explains why net neutrality matters, and how Internet users can take action to tell the FCC and Congress to protect the open web at all costs through BattleForTheNet.com.
There are other aspect ratios you can download here: https://battleforthenet.com/july12#video
Add this reel to your online creations on or before the July 12 Internet-wide day of action to save net neutrality (learn more: https://battleforthenet.com/july12). Tell your viewers about the day of action on Vimeo, YouTube, or wherever else you host content! And be sure to prominently link to BattleForTheNet.com in your show notes.
You don’t have to wait until the day of action to drive traffic to Battle for the Net. If you’re ready to start now, go for it! And we’ll need to keep pushing after July 12 too, so don’t stop then!
Join us on July 12th to save net neutrality
Fight for the Future on Jun 22, 2017
The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them.
Join the day of action at https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12
Net Neutrality II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
LastWeekTonight on May 7, 2017
Equal access to online information is once again under serious threat. John Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by visiting www.gofccyourself.com and clicking “express” to file your comment.
Updated: July 11, 2017
Battle For the Net: Mass Day of Action Aims to Stop Trump’s FCC from Destroying Free & Open Internet
Democracy Now! on Jul 11, 2017
https://democracynow.org – On Wednesday, nearly 70,000 websites and organizations are planning to take part in massive online protest to save net neutrality. Participating websites will reportedly display messages on their homepages and encourage users to take action to save the internet as we know it. Supporters of the day of action include internet giants such as Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Reddit. Earlier this year, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outlined his plans to dismantle net neutrality rules despite polling that shows most Americans support a free and open internet. For more, we speak with former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps and Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future. She is helping organize Wednesday’s Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality.
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