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[–] uvulectomy 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Someone will chime in with more details soon, I'm sure. But my issue is this:

If Reddit, Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. are all pushing incredibly hard to make "Net Neutrality" a thing, why is that? All these companies have proven time and again they are hell bent on controlling everything we see online so that the only narrative allowed is the one they deem appropriate.

Why would the biggest censorship proponents be all-in for a policy that is supposed to make the internet immune to censorship? If the rules truly made the net free and neutral, they would be unable to stop "wrongthink".

So my aversion comes from that simple fact. If the companies who, through their actions, have shown to be actively hostile to the free and open exchange of ideas and information are for this policy, then it's a safe bet it's not good for anyone except them.

Edit: "from" to "to"

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[–] NYC_LA 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

If Reddit, Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. are all pushing incredibly hard to make "Net Neutrality" a thing, why is that?

And on the other side it’s Comcast, ATT, Time Warner and Virizon pushing to destroy net neutrality. The most tone-def monopolistic anti-consumer companies all united. Why is that?

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[–] Dereliction 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Because they'll make more money with Net Neutrality gone.

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[–] Wharleas 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Also, it's not like we had actual net neutrality, just some regulation calling itself that.

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[–] retprob 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I applaud your logic. This is the whole NN thing in a nutshell.