Account Share

Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #NetNeutrality

Most recents (24)
Did you know India adopted #NetNeutrality, and it resulted in affordable Internet for poor people disappearing entirely?

Given how much damage the free and open Internet has done to the globalist establishment, it's no wonder they want to control it!
forbes.com/sites/roslynla…
Knowledge is power.

Truth will set you free.

When the Internet is regulated and controlled, it creates barriers to entry for both consumers and providers, driving up costs and creating artificial scarcity.

It creates a scarcity of access to information and knowledge.
It should come as no surprise.

Silicon Valley is very happy creating and enabling their little socialist paradise, where the salaried elites make so much more money than the hourly grunts that the grunts are barely able to afford food and basic housing.
usatoday.com/story/tech/201…
Read 6 tweets
Six months ago today, I became governor of New Jersey. Since then, we've worked hard to build a stronger, fairer state for all. We've:

✔️ Signed the nation's toughest equal pay law

✔️ Passed a millionaire’s tax

✔️ Assembled the most diverse cabinet in NJ history
✔️ Restored funding for Planned Parenthood and women’s health care

✔️ Expanded access to medical marijuana

✔️ Promoted ACA enrollment

✔️ Pledged $100 million to tackle the opioid crisis
✔️ Supported a fracking ban in the Delaware River Basin

✔️ Announced NJ will rejoin RGGI to combat climate change

✔️ Jumpstarted the development of offshore wind energy

✔️ Banned offshore drilling in state waters

✔️ Signed sweeping clean energy legislation
Read 10 tweets
Thread:

I'm told that Telecom Commission has accepted @TRAI 's recommendations on #NetNeutrality. Thank you TRAI& @rssharma3 for giving India the strongest Net Neutrality regulations in the world,covering both throttling of Internet access & prevention of discriminatory pricing
As per the @trai recommendations, ISP and Telco license conditions will be amended to enforce net neutrality principles. This means that if the telecom operators violate net neutrality, then they will be violating their license conditions, risking license cancellation
Apart from a #NetNeutrality law, this was the most effective way of ensuring non-discrimination by ISPs in India. My story on India's Net Neutrality rules here: medianama.com/2017/11/223-tr…
Read 7 tweets
Did Thread Reader help you today?
Support me: I'm a solo developer! Read more about the story
Become a 💎 Premium member ($30.00/year) and get exclusive features!
Too expensive?
Make a small donation instead. Buy me a coffee ($5) or help for the server cost ($10):
Donate with 😘 Paypal or  Become a Patron 😍 on Patreon.com
Using crypto? You can help too!
As expected, Trump has chosen an extremist for the Supreme Court who can & would undermine:

-Healthcare as a right, not a privilege
-Reproductive rights
-Voting rights
-Workers' rights
-Consumer rights
-A safe environment

For a generation. #Scotuspick #KavanaughSCOTUS 1/11
We need to call every one of our Senators. 202-224-3121, or with contactingcongress.org
NOW.

We need to support those who have come out against Kavanaugh & convince those that haven't that #Kavanaugh is the wrong choice. #NOKavanaugh

The following will tell you why. 2/11
A woman's right to choose is in jeopardy. A full repeal may or may not be attempted soon, but Roe v. Wade will be chipped away at.

Pro-choice GOP Sens. Susan Collins & Lisa Murkowski need to be reminded. Collins has been lied to before. #WhatsAtStake
3/11
thinkprogress.org/collins-murkow…
Read 11 tweets
BREAKING: Trump just announced his #SCOTUSpick - Brett Kavanaugh, who has a troubling record on #reprorights, the environment, the ACA, and more. Keep reading to learn more about #WhatsAtStake and why we must #StopKavanaugh ⬇️
Brett Kavanaugh is one of the most cravenly partisan choices Trump could have made. He’s been called the “Forrest Gump of Republican politics,” as he seems to always show up in high-stakes, far-right political battles and conspiracy theories.
Kavanaugh doesn’t believe that a sitting president can be indicted, and believes presidents should have wide latitude to hire and fire special counsels. His nomination could shield Trump from facing accountability for his crimes and corruption.
Read 8 tweets
This Fourth of July, we remember that the fight for liberty is far from over, and we're proud to be one of many organizations working to defend your rights. Here's what EFF is doing right now to defend freedom in the digital world. #4thOfJuly2018 /1
EFF helped win a major victory for digital rights when the Supreme Court agreed with—and cited—our brief in Carpenter v U.S., ruling that police should get a warrant before accessing cell phone location information /2 eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
EFF filed suit to stop FOSTA, the latest attempt at Internet censorship. While well intentioned, FOSTA is "written so poorly that it...criminalizes a substantial amount of protected speech &...hinders efforts to prosecute sex traffickers & aid victims." /3 eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
Read 13 tweets
Next week President Trump will announce his second Supreme Court Justice pick.

Think this doesn’t affect your day-to-day life?

Think again.

Here’s #WhatsAtStake and how our lives and our democracy could be negatively impacted for generations to come. #SCOTUS
1. Simply put, the Supreme Court interprets the Constitution, which involves every aspect of our lives—how we conduct ourselves in society and boundaries for individuals and the government. Trump will surely nominate someone who aligns with his alt-right ideology. #WhatsAtStake
2. Women’s health. It’s not just about reproductive freedom!! It’s access to birth control, equal insurance pricing, equal access to care, and protection in the workplace. #WhatsAtStake
Read 9 tweets
Groups in the Electronic Frontier Alliance are eager to help you get more involved in the movement for digital rights. eff.org/fight
In Chicago, @lucyparsonslabs is doing important work advancing transparency.
In NYC, @RethinkLinkNYC is creatively promoting privacy in public infrastructure. twitter.com/RethinkLinkNYC…
Read 4 tweets
Brett Kavanaugh is a judge on the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit & on @realDonaldTrump’s pre-approved list, having passed the “litmus test” on overturning Roe v. Wade & striking down protections for ppl w/ pre-ex conditions in the ACA. Here’s #WhatsAtStake if he’s confirmed:
Kavanaugh argued that the D.C. Circuit should consider a claim that the ACA was unconstitutional. Several of his fellow judges described Kavanaugh’s argument as a “flawed” “misread” of #SCOTUS precedent. #WhatsAtStake scotusblog.com/wp-content/upl…
Brett Kavanaugh would have helped the Trump administration keep a young girl in federal custody to prevent her obtaining constitutionally protected health care. #WhatsAtStake cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opini…
Read 6 tweets
Thread.
Selected list of #indictments for June 27, June 28, and June 29, 2018
👇
1. First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors Results in Arrests of More Than 35 Individuals Selling Illicit Goods and the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs and More Than $23.6 Million

#darknet #drugtrafficking #weaponstrafficking

justice.gov/opa/pr/first-n…
2. Multiple convictions in federal sex trafficking cases

#childsextrafficking #indianapolis #indiana

justice.gov/usao-sdin/pr/m…
Read 40 tweets
While we're waiting for the polls to close (and doing last-minute GOTV!), we're going to tell our story of the past year and a half. Win or lose tonight, we think it's a story worth telling
We got started in November 2016 (before @IndivisibleTeam existed!), with help from the amazing organizers at Syracuse Peace Council, @WorkersCNY, Black Lives Matter Syracuse, and others
By Dec 2016, we were writing and calling @repjohnkatko to request a meeting. After weeks of frustration, #WheresKatko? was born
Read 46 tweets
IMPORTANT: Everyone who cares about keeping the Internet free & open for all should be paying attention to California. #SB822, a bill to restore #NetNeutrality that’s facing a crucial committee hearing THIS WEDNESDAY

Take action: battleforthenet.com/call/california (THREAD)
Trump & @AjitPaiFCC's resoundingly unpopular repeal of #NetNeutrality *just* went into effect. But dozens of states are fighting back. Substantively, the California bills are the best ones in the country, hands down. But they're in serious danger of getting gutted or voted down.
The bills already passed the California State Senate, despite fierce lobbying from monopoly ISPs like AT&T and Comcast. They're playing dirty, hiring up tons of contract lobbyists in Sacramento and flooding California lawmakers with misinfo-- lies. With lies.
Read 12 tweets
Hi @AjitPaiFCC, remember me? I know you were all over TV yesterday celebrating a government handout to your former (current?) employer, Verizon. But frankly, you're full of $#!t and everyone knows it. Let's review the lies in your tweet below (THREAD)
You claim that repealing #NetNeutrality will "benefit consumers." Please explain how letting our cable and phone companies charge us new fees to access online content that we already get benefits us? Do you think people WANT to pay Comcast extra to visit Twitter? Ummm, no.
You called your order "Restoring Internet Freedom," but what you really meant was "Expanding AT&T and Verizon's freedom to screw you over more than they already do." Without #NetNeutrality, these companies will have complete, disturbing control over our online experience.
Read 14 tweets
So, @AjitPaiFCC was all over TV today smugly celebrating the repeal of #NetNeutrality. But the reality is that he's going to lose. The battle for the free and open Internet rages on.
#SaveNetNeutrality

1st, contact your representatives at battleforthenet.com.

(Thread)
#NetNeutrality is NOT "dead." Yes, the FCC's disastrous and unpopular repeal officially went into effect today, but it's not going to last. We're fighting in the courts, in Congress, and at the state and local level. And we will win. #SaveNetNeutrality
Don't panic! The Internet isn’t going to come to a crashing halt. You won't be cut off from your friends. But starting today, your Internet provider is legally allowed to mess with you in a bunch of new ways, and it's only a matter of time before they do. #SaveNetNeutrality
Read 12 tweets
We can #SaveTheInternet if the House will take a vote like the Senate. ISPs should not have the last word in what any American can see on the internet. Congress has a chance to put consumers and #SmallBiz first. #NetNeutrality
Seventy percent of small business owners feel that they are at a disadvantage compared to larger businesses due to their size and market power. The internet gives them capacity to try to equalize that disadvantage. Congress should support a free and open internet.
This is a debate of whether we are on the side of big utility-type companies or individuals and small businesses to guarantee them equal access to this critical service. Almost half of consumers have no choice of ISP. This is not about competition but preventing discrimination.
Read 3 tweets
Inaction by House Republicans on the bipartisan Senate resolution to #SaveTheInternet has allowed the FCC to repeal #NetNeutrality today.
They have decided to side with giant internet service companies and special interests instead the millions of Americans who want to keep the internet open and free.
I’m urging @SpeakerRyan to side with millions of Americans, and not the big internet service providers, by bringing the #SaveTheInternet resolution to the House floor for a vote.
Read 3 tweets
1) HEY, I found another Clermont! Lets break down his argument tactics over a generic topic, like say #NetNeutrality
2) First off, note the fear. "The internet providers were overwhelmingly for the repeal of net neutrality" evoking a boogeyman, internet providers. The second tactic is trying to create a false consensus. Really? 83-87% of the American people?
3) A false consensus is another extremely dishonest tactic of the left to make people THINK that if you are against a liberal in a debate, that you stand against some overwhelming majority. Ignoring the fact that if this were true, that a repeal of net neutrality wouldn't happen
Read 18 tweets
1) Neet Neutrality ended. What is the persuasion technique being used? Anyone want to guess? That's right, FEAR.

#NetNeutrality
2) FEAR
3) FEAR (ignoring how many big corporations were in support of net neutrality for their own interests)
Read 11 tweets
#NetNeutrality is the lifeblood of the internet—it allows for allows for equal opportunity and democracy without the threat of blocking, discriminating, price gouging, or favoritism.
Reversing #NetNeutrality would be a nightmare for consumers. But it would also be a death knell for competition, innovation, and creativity in America.
Today the Senate stood with millions of Americans by taking action to #SaveTheInternet and protect #NetNeutrality. #NetNeutrality isn’t a partisan issue in the hallways of Congress or communities across America.
Read 4 tweets
And here's how much money the senators who voted against #NetNeutrality have received from Internet Service Providers:

Blunt (R-MO) — $1,283,416
McConnell (R-KY) — $1,119,163
Thune (R-SD) — $928,428
Burr (R-NC) — $733,127
Grassley (R-IA) — $727,219
Wicker (R-MS) — $724,850
/1
Hatch (R-UT) — $677,830
Cornyn (R-TX) — $622,125
Isakson (R-GA) — $532,461
Gardner (R-CO) — $523,378
Cochran (R-MS) — $516,280
Graham (R-SC) — $485,442
Roberts (R-KS) — $463,350
Shelby (R-AL) — $443,610
Toomey (R-PA) — $442,778
Heller (R-NV) — $440,750
Moran (R-KS) — $425,850
/2
Portman (R-OH) — $421,058
Rubio (R-FL) — $391,679
Fischer (R-NE) — $381,550
Cruz (R-TX) — $322,505
Barrasso (R-WY) — $311,200
Crapo (R-ID) — $304,559
Alexander (R-TN) — $292,268
Scott (R-SC) — $275,049
Flake (R-AZ) — $268,500
Lee (R-UT) — $256,250
Johnson (R-WI) — $242,730
/3
Read 5 tweets
Today, the voices of the American people were heard, and the Senate passed @SenMarkey’s bill to restore #NetNeutrality tcrn.ch/2ItWzgg
Ensuring that everyone has access to a level playing field online—which enables our small businesses to stay competitive and protects startups from being crushed by big corporations before they even get off the ground—is common sense
This fight isn’t over—we need every American, from consumers to small business owners, to continue speaking up and urging their Representatives and Donald Trump to support this resolution and end their misguided efforts to roll back #NetNeutrality protections
Read 3 tweets
THREAD: At 3pm, the Senate will vote on a resolution to block the FCC’s #NetNeutrality repeal and restore basic protections that prevent companies like Comcast and AT&T from censoring online content, slowing down websites and apps, and charging expensive new fees.
Our work for Internet freedom will continue long after today, but the outcome of this vote will affect the battlefield that we are fighting on for years to come.
This is the most important thing for everyone to understand: we’re facing off with some of the most politically powerful corporations in the world. We’re fighting an uphill battle. But in the big picture, we are winning on #NetNeutrality.
theverge.com/2017/12/11/167…
Read 18 tweets
The Senate is voting today on #netneutrality. I have some thoughts about this.
Democracy cannot function without an informed public. #NetNeutrality is important for education, for rural and low-income communities, and for solving the “fake news” problem. nbcnews.com/think/opinion/…
Republicans and Libertarians generally support deregulation, but what’s really at stake with #NetNeutrality is personal liberty – the ability for every American to freely choose how to inform themselves and how to engage in our democracy. nbcnews.com/think/opinion/…
Read 3 tweets
Let's talk internet. You may have seen #NetNeutrality come up again as a hot topic. But why, you might ask, when sellout @FCC chair @AjitPaiFCC stomped all over it in spite of literally millions of people writing in to support net neutrality? Well, the fight's not quite over. 1/
All 49 Senate Dems plus GOP Senator Collins are forcing a vote to repeal @AjitPaiFCC's cow pie of a policy. 💩 The House is GOP-land, plus you-know-who's in the Oval Office, so the outcome's uncertain. Let me explain some serious hypocrisy re: NN. 2/

cnn.com/2018/05/14/pol…
#NetNeutrality is a principle, not a concrete thing, like human rights. NN is the principle of an open internet, where service providers don't unfairly block or favor particular content, products, or sites. It levels the playing field for all internet users. Sounds good. 3/
Read 7 tweets
Related hashtags
Did Thread Reader help you today?
Support me: I'm a solo developer! Read more about the story
Become a 💎 Premium member ($30.00/year) and get exclusive features!
Too expensive?
Make a small donation instead. Buy me a coffee ($5) or help for the server cost ($10):
Donate with 😘 Paypal or  Become a Patron 😍 on Patreon.com
Using crypto? You can help too!