Monday, May 21, 2018

Even the Washington Post admits that the sky wouldn't fall because of net neutrality pull back

Back on March 5, 2018, even the “liberal” Washington Post questioned activists who claim that the sky will fall if network neutrality is repealed, in this article by Salvador Rizzo. 
“If you don’t restore net neutrality, you’ll get the Internet one word at a time.” Indeed.
The Post seems reassuring that even with no action, the major telecoms have pledged not to change anything, for now.
But what about down the road?
There are disturbing questions these days as to who should be allowed online, inasmuch as private companies have been willing to ban some users based on associations.  True, you don’t want neo-Nazis.  But it can be a very slippery slope.  Maybe you don’t want amateur content at all.  Some guilds don’t.

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