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The President lies and says Democrats "do nothing" in Congress.

@RealDonaldTrump, here's a reminder of the bills we've passed in the House #ForthePeople that await Senate action and your signature:
@realDonaldTrump H.R. 1, which would end the role of big money in politics, expand voting rights and ensure that public officials work for the people, not special interests.
@realDonaldTrump H.R. 8, which would close dangerous loopholes and require background checks for all gun sales.
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A few thoughts on the #NetNeutrality op, just to get them out of my system. 1/…
First, there are six PAGES of lawyers listed. I am pretty sure the entire telecom law bar represented someone in this case. 2/
For a 186-page opinion, it is beautifully and methodically organized. Easy to read and skip around. I wish this had come out sooner as I'd just have assigned the whole thing across a couple of weeks of class. 3/
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Congratulations Ajit.

You fought this battle strenuously and well, despite all the obstacles and personal hardships visited upon you by unscrupulous, misguided, or sponsored thugs.

We owe you a debt of gratitude. Thank you.
Net Neutrality

For those who may not be too familiar with the intricacies of this topic, I have been fighting for abolition of Obama's Net Neutrality giveaway to select corporations like Netflix, Facebook, and Google, for years.

@AjitPaiFCC #NetNeutrality Recap

For a quick recap of what the Net Neutrality fight was all about, please see this thread I wrote 2 years ago.

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Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit issued an opinion on the FCC’s repeal of #NetNeutrality that leaves the future of the free and open internet in question.

The decision is mixed, but it does three things. THREAD:
1: It allows states across the county to pass their own net neutrality laws. That’s a big win. We will undoubtedly see activists and organizers across the country push their states to enact strong net neutrality rules. I look forward to standing with them in this fight.
2: It calls the Trump FCC out for not considering how its repeal of net neutrality will affect public safety and low-income Americans.
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The court has released its decision in the #NetNeutrality case, largely upholding the FCC's repeal of net neutrality protections. However, the FCC's sweeping declaration that states can't write their own net neutrality laws was rejected.
The decision makes clear that the FCC failed in its duty to consider certain issues--public safety, pole attachments, and Lifeline--when issuing the order. The FCC must now examine those topics and respond.
The decision underlines when the FCC abdicates its responsibility to protect net neutrality, states can fill the void. California has already taken the lead, passing a gold standard net neutrality state-level bill. Other states can and should follow suit.…
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BREAKING NEWS: The court sends back to the @FCC much of the mess it made with #NetNeutrality.

I stood up for an open internet in 2017 because the @FCC was on the wrong side of the American people and the wrong side of history. Let's keep up the fight.…
@FCC Here are the highlights of today's #NetNeutrality decision.
First, the court shot down the @FCC's unlawful attempt to block states from stepping in to protect an open internet. This is huge. It means the fight is still on & state & local #NetNeutrality efforts can go forward.
Second, the court takes the @FCC to task for failing to consider how its #NetNeutrality roll-back threatens #publicsafety. The court states that "any blocking or throttling of . . . communications during a public safety crisis could have dire, irreversible results." Exactly.
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Like I've been saying, there's going to be 20 streaming platforms, all intent on keeping their content exclusively behind 20 different walled silos.

Then they're all going to act dumb when piracy rates soar again.
I mean the idea of offering your content exclusively on your own streaming platform to draw subscriptions makes sense superficially, but consumers can't afford 20 different services.

They're going to get frustrated and just pirate.
And when piracy rates spike because they've made accessing everybody's favorite content too complicated and expensive, they're going to blame everything but their own behavior for it.
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Today is the one year anniversary of the day the FCC's #NetNeutrality repeal went into effect. Since the repeal, we've seen lawsuits, state action, and a preview of what an Internet without protections will look like.…
We're still waiting to hear the ruling in Mozilla v. FCC, the case challenging the FCC repeal.…
In the vacuum created by the FCC's repeal, states like California stepped up to protect the Internet for their residents.…
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Today is the one year anniversary of the death of the Internet.

Mark the occasion with a joke about how it costs 7 cents to send a tweet.…
Remember how the Internet was going to be




Bernie Sanders knows tech.
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[THREAD] @LaStampa - Dopo l'abolizione negli US, la #NetNeutrality è a rischio anche in Europa, dove rimane sostanzialmente non monitorata e oggetto di sistematiche violazioni, come denunciato da @edri e @EFF…
2/6 Secondo un rapporto commissionato da @mozilla, 186 ISP @EU_Commission favoriscono sistematicamente alcuni servizi applicando una ispezione dei pacchetti di dati (Deep Packet Inspection), la stessa usata un tempo per strozzare i download di torrent
3/6 Tra un anno si voteranno nuove regole e il lobbismo spinge per rendere legale la DPI (oggi si fa, ma non si dovrebbe), "per esaminare il traffico dei clienti e individuare le destinazioni di traffico previste" con la scusa di ottimizzare la rete
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Part of me would love to work as an insider on clever intelligence projects — but I don't thrive inside large institutional workplaces. (Mental institutions, maybe!) My task here is to bring fancy reasoning frameworks I have from my professional life to help shine light on #MAGA.
A good example of what I do is slide 51 of this presentation on #NetNeutrality:… Colleagues had the raw insight, but were unable to articulate it in a simple form. I pulled a complex issue into a single chart that even a telecoms regulator can understand.
Another example of useful framework for thinking are slides 10-12 of this presentation:… None of these basic ideas are mine — I am just a magpie collecting shiny abstractions and models. These are lenses to view any problem through.
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Watch live as I speak at the #CADem19 convention from San Francisco! #BlueWaveRolling -NP…
Good morning, California Democrats! I’m happy to join our San Francisco delegates to welcome you to our great city.

As a former chair of the California Democratic Party, it is a homecoming for me to be with you at the state convention. #CADem19 #BlueWaveRolling
As Speaker of the House, it is my privilege to bring you the gratitude of our magnificent House Democratic Majority – a majority that California Democrats delivered! #CADem19 #BlueWaveRolling
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I’ve observed Colorado @SenCoryGardner since his election. What I’ve seen has left me dismayed. Rather than building bipartisan bridges to get things done, Cory became a supine Trump yes-man. There are 1000s reasons he shouldn’t be re-elected. Here are 101: #VoteCoryOut #COsen
#1: Even though he was elected by the narrowest of margins in 2014 in a state that has since voted for Hillary in 2016 & a democratic state govt trifecta in 2018, Cory continues to act as if he has a mandate from the white nationalist alt-right. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
#2: Cory Gardner has consistently voted for the extreme Trump agenda. During the 2019-2020 Congress, he’s voted with Trump over 90% of the time. During Trump’s 1st two years, Cory’s voting record was over 95% in line with Trump. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
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This is a thread on why NOBODY who cares about others, the sick, the poor & the working class should be voting or supporting Joe Biden

It's long & loaded with info. It will be an ongoing thread & updated. I encourage you all to update & share it.

#Bernie2020 #FeelTheBern
Climate Change. The biggest issue for voters in 2020.

Joe Biden? he doesn't support a #GreenNewDeal and wants an incremental approach. We have 12 year to fix shit. He'll kill us all.…
#Bernie2020 #FeelTheBern
Joe Biden is completely out of touch with the day & age we're living when when it comes to climate change.

🔴Biden's Middle-of-the-Road Climate Plan Condemned as "Stunningly Un-Ambitious" and a "Death Sentence for Livable Planet"…
#Bernie2020 #FeelTheBern
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So Mitch McConnell is saying he wants the Senate to be a "firewall." I'll tell you what the most anti-democratic politician in a generation is a firewall for. Here's a sampling of the bills the House has passed this year that he won't bring up for a vote:
McConnell is blocking HR1, For the People Act.

What it does: To expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.
McConnell is blocking HR7, Paycheck Fairness Act.

What it does: Provides more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.
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VICTORY! House votes 231-190 to restore #NetNeutrality.

The bill (HR 1644) survived an onslaught of amendments pushed by the telecom lobby, while more than 5 million people tuned in to a marathon of livestreams sounding the alarm about the vote.
In a HUGE victory, the #SaveTheNet vote passed the House with bipartisan support, 231 to 190. Soon the Senate will get a chance to save #NetNeutrality. Tell your lawmakers where you stand!
EDIT: Final roll call 232-190 on #HR1644 to restore #Netneutrality. See official voting record here:…
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In 1989, @timberners_lee submitted a proposal that would change the world.

To celebrate #Web30, for the next 30 hours we're asking everyone to contribute to a crowdsourced timeline of web milestones.

Share your web moments at #Web30 #ForTheWeb:
Starting now, Sir @timberners_lee is speaking from @CERN, where it all began. #Web30 #ForTheWeb

📺 Watch the live stream:
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Crooked Hillary Clinton RT politico Article, lists 200 accts to be Targeted & saying #TheMighty200 are biggest Threat to 'There' Agenda #VoterFraud

SOROS Paid DEMs Attempt to Regulate Internet using #NetNeutrality #SaveTheInternet AKA Censor US-Citizens who Expose THEM
1) (FCC) passed common-sense rules in 2017 that FREED internet carriers from Strict Regulation, DEMs have announced plan to Replace those Rules. New rules (same as pre-2015 old rules) have been in effect for 267 days. Internet Reverse Doomsday Clock:…
2) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. announced on Monday plan to introduce “Save the Internet Act” on Wednesday March 6th in House & Senate. What exactly Democrats plan to save the internet from isn’t exactly clear. Do they want total 'Control' of what you see on the Web?
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Ok, it's two(ish) - so I can take a break from writing this midterm to talk #NetNeutrality

Democratic leadership introduced the "Save the Internet" Act today, which would essentially over the 2017 changes and restore Net Neutrality.
2. Press release via House Energy & Commerce here:… Screenshot of the language from the linked press release, beginning with
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Today, I’ve joined with @SenateDems to support #NetNeutrality because we stand with the 86% of Americans, 82% of independents, and 85% of Republicans who want a free and open internet. #SaveTheNet
Last year’s effort to restore net neutrality had bipartisan support in the Senate, and I hope my colleagues will continue working to pass legislation permanently enshrining strong net neutrality protections in our code of law. #SaveTheNet
With more of our lives happening online—from education to entertainment, commerce to health services—we need to make sure that all Americans have access to a free and open internet. #SaveTheNet
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Statement of Commissioner Geoffrey Starks
On Today’s Open Internet Oral Argument at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

@drawandstrike @catesduane @rising_serpent @almostjingo @tracybeanz @TheChiIIum @Quodverum_ @thomaswictor…
WASHINGTON, February 1, 2019—FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks offered the
following statement on today’s oral argument in Mozilla v. FCC at the D.C. Circuit:
“Today in federal court, this FCC is attempting to explain why it ignored the evidence before it and hastily abandoned the carefully crafted, common sense Open Internet framework established in 2015.
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We are watching the oral argument in Mozilla v. FCC, the case that might decide the future of net neutrality in the US.…
Plaintiff attorney Pantelis Michalopoulos points out that the FCC demanding fair behavior of ISPs is nothing new. “You will hear a lot about restoration of the past. This order does not restore anything except an imaginary past.”
Michalopoulos on the FCC's argument that an ISP is not a telecommunications service: “This is like a surrealist painting that shows a pipe and says ‘this is not a pipe’”
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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (#TRAI) had issued a consultation paper for creating a regulatory framework for over-the-top communication services. Our comments are available here:…
In our responses we've described why we believe that TRAI is not the right body to regulate OTT services, and the framework that is already in place to regulate services on the Internet.
We have discussed the fact that telecom services operate on a limited natural resource and face limited competition.
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These "It's been a year since #netneutrality was killed and the internet didn't implode" hot takes are wet garbage for several reasons...
One, most ISPs are only behaving because they're worried about adding ammunition to the looming net neutrality court battle, opening arguments for which start next February. If they win that case, watch out.
Two, it ignores all the stuff that HAS happened since the FCC went on consumer protection vacation, from Verizon throttling and upselling firefighters, to AT&T only applying usage caps if you use a competitors' services.
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