The net neutrality advocates also claim that ending net neutrality is a racist policy that will stifle marginal voices.
If I didn’t know anything else about the Obama Administration’s FCC rules, the fact that net neutrality experts are playing the race card would make me hostile to them.
The internet worked just fine before the so-called net neutrality rules were put in place. At the very least, I don’t think we should impose new rules on something that was already working fine without the rules.
Here’s an editorial by Paul Watson from early 2015 when Obama imposed net neutrality:
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InfoWars reports, “Soros-Funded Groups Claim Repealing Net Neutrality Is ‘Racist.’”
In a desperate effort to save the Obama-era “Net Neutrality” rules, Soros-funded groups that favor censorship of conservative and libertarian view on the Internet have decided to run a scare campaign before the FCC votes on Dec. 14 on a new FCC order backed by Chairman Ajit V. Pai to end Title II regulation of the Internet.
Perhaps most ironically, Antifa groups protesting for a “free and open Internet” protested outside the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2017, protesting Pai’s proposal to reverse “Net Neutrality” rules, while demanding the FCC must “Ban Drudge,” as well as Breitbart and Infowars.com.
Color of Change, a Soros-funded organization that bills itself as “the nation’s largest online racial justice organization” has charged Chairman Pai with racism.
“Chairman Pai’s plan to gut the FCC’s net neutrality rules will devastate Black communities,” Color of Change proclaims on its website.
“Net neutrality is essential to protecting our free and open Internet, which has been crucial to today’s fights for civil rights and equality,” the Color of Change website continues. “Our ability to have our voices heard in this democracy depends on an open Internet because it allows voices and ideas to spread based on substance, rather than financial backing. Net neutrality ensures that the Internet is a place for innovation and opportunity for all, rather than just the wealthy few.”
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