By: Sydney D
Hey everyone! I know this isn’t a Christmas themed post (that will come later tonight), but I did want to talk about something that affects everyone. Especially people who, like I, run a blog or an online store- which I know many of you do.
I want to talk about Net Neutrality, and the ways you can help prevent the removal of the policy. First things first, what is Net Neutrality?
Net Neutrality helps smooth online traffic flow and prevents internet providers from monopolizing their service. Which can mean having you pay for the use of social media and policing what you can and can't see. (Exact definition here)
Today congress will vote on whether or not they will repeal this policy. And although companies are “promising” they will still abide by the Net Neutrality rules as if it’s still in place, if by chance it is repealed, we can’t count on that.
So below is a list of links and ways you can help keep Net Neutrality:
Remember, this isn’t just about having to pay for twitter and Netflix on top of the actual internet. This is also about preventing a company's ability to legally be allowed to partake in censorship.
Update 12/14/14: Net Neutrality was voted to be repealed. But there is still a chance to have congress reverse the repeal! So continue contacting your representatives if you would like Net Neutrality to stay!
As always, thank you for reading! And please leave a comment below if you have anymore links or ways to contact congress and stop the repeal of Net Neutrality!!
A 18-year old who spends most of my time reading and taking photos. Most of what I write here is just things that I personally hope is interesting, important, or at the very least funny.
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