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Left, Right, and Tech Come Out Against Net Neutrality Vote - Page 2

Lawsuits, legislation already planned to save net neutrality
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2017 3:20 PM CST

  • USA Today reports Netflix and Twitter immediately called out the decision to end net neutrality, with both calling the FCC vote "misguided." Netflix says net neutrality "ushered in an unprecedented era of innovation, creativity, and civic engagement." Twitter calls ending it "a body blow to innovation and free expression." Both have promised to fight the decision in court.
  • "This is an egregious attack on our democracy. The end of net neutrality protections means that the internet will be for sale to the highest bidder," Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted. "We must do everything we can to stop this decision from taking effect."
  • CNET has the full text of the dissenting statements from the two Democratic FCC commissioners that voted against repealing net neutrality. "I dissent from the corrupt process that has brought us to this point. And I dissent from the contempt this agency has shown our citizens in pursuing this path today," Jessica Rosenworcel wrote. Mignon Clyburn describes a "new norm" at the FCC: "A majority that is ignoring the will of the people. A majority that will stand idly by while the people they serve lose."
  • Mediaite notes that a video released by FCC chair Ajit Pai to drum up support for net neutrality ahead of Thursday's vote featured a major proponent of the "pizzagate" conspiracy theory that tied Hillary Clinton to a pedophile ring.

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