The survival of the internet as we know it is at stake. The government, and 1 percent that control them, want to control the internet completely. And in that way they can destroy democracy, thus the 99 percent.
Wednesday was a day of action for those supporting net neutrality. Many companies and sites displayed banners and pop-ups asking users to contact the Federal Communications Commission, which recently voted to repeal Obama-era rules to protect the open internet. The FCC is currently accepting public comment about the decision, which is why Wednesday’s protest was so important. Fight for the Future, the organizing group, reported that more than 125,000 websites, internet users, and organizations participated. People sent than 3 million emails to Congress about the importance of protecting net neutrality—the concept of a free and open internet that doesn’t prioritize certain traffic—under the auspices of Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (There are a lot of wonky details in this battle. Helpfully, after the FCC vote in May, the Verge explained the technicalities.)
Some of the Web’s biggest names — Amazon, Google, Netflix and Twitter — joined thousands of smaller websites Wednesday in urging users to tell Washington to leave the Internet the way it is.
On website banners, pop-up widgets, blog posts and videos, Web companies said that could only be accomplished by keeping tough net neutrality rules for online traffic in place in the face of a push by Republicans and Internet service providers to dismantle them.
Net neutrality supporters said the “day of action” was the first major salvo of what they promised would be a long battle involving the Federal Communications Commission, the courts and possible congressional legislation over the fate of the controversial rules.