December 18, 2017
Well, anyone who loves Reeses peanut butter cups can’t be all that bad, I can tell you that.
The removal of “Net Neutrality” has generated a level of liberal butt-hurt I’ve rarely seen before, and on those grounds alone I can only applaud the decision for the spectacle it generates.
It’s also a very good policy that’s sure to help modernize America’s obsolete internet infrastructure.
Now, angry leftists are accusing the FCC chairman Ajit Pai, a dot Indian, of being some kind of Alt-Right sympathizer.
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to repeal an Obama-era regulation to preserve net neutrality, defying Silicon Valley executives and consumer advocacy groups, not to mention the will of the people. A recent University of Maryland survey finds that more than 80 percent of registered voters oppose the FCC’s plans.
What a surprise, the masses side with the giant globalist corporations that control everyone’s access to information.
The move will fundamentally transform the internet as we know it, allowing corporate behemoths like Verizon and Comcast to manipulate loading speeds and charge customers a premium for access to individual websites and apps. Adding insult to democratic injury, circumstantial evidence suggests the man who cast the deciding vote, Ajit Pai, sympathizes with the so-called alt-right.
“Manipulate loading speeds.”
No it won’t, you retards. Selective throttling is already against FCC rules. All it allows these companies to do is charge a premium to corporations like Netflix who are hogging up all the bandwidth [The internet is not a big truck and you can’t just dump things on it. -AA]. This is why these Silicon Valley types are against it – they don’t want to be the ones who pay for the infrastructure costs their own business requires.
Why would Comcast charge the users extra for their access to Netflix, when they can now just charge Netflix themselves?
This is why all these corporations are in favor of Net Neutrality – they want to ensure that consumers are forced to pay the price of internet infrastructure, not them.
Back in November, the FCC chairman and Trump appointee unveiled his plans to junk the net neutrality rules established in 2015, arguing that websites and social media platforms, rather than internet service providers (ISPs), posed the greatest threat to an open internet. At the time, Pai singled out Twitter for blame.
“The company has a viewpoint and uses that viewpoint to discriminate,” he told the R Street Institute, a libertarian-minded think tank. “And to say the least, the company appears to have a double standard when it comes to suspending or deverifying conservative users’ accounts as opposed to those of liberal users. This conduct is many things, but it isn’t fighting for an open internet.”
It’s difficult to know exactly who Pai had in mind, but Slate’s April Glaser notes that Twitter recently deverified the accounts of several prominent white supremacists, including Laura Loomer and Jason Kessler.
In the minds of Alternet journalists, Jews can be White supremacists. Wew.
“What’s weird about Pai’s comments is that while these are all figures on the right, conservatives don’t typically count them among their ranks,” Glaser writes. “And while conservatives do sometimes cast themselves as ideological victims of Silicon Valley’s overreach, there have been no recent deverifications of prominent right-wing figures, ‘conservative’ or otherwise, not known for promoting hate. In other words, according to Pai, the demotion of racists on a social network is a bigger deal than an action that could radically change the architecture of—and who succeeds on—the internet.”
Sounds about right.
The fact that these major corporations crack down on political speech they disagree with completely undermined their hoax claim that they “care about free-speech.”
Twitter certainly doesn’t care about free-speech. Only their bandwidth costs.
There is a standard for what speech is allowed in America. It’s called the first amendment. Anyone not following that standard is de facto engaging in politically motivated censorship.
After the FCC chairman pleaded his case that social media networks were suppressing free speech, he earned the effusive praise of far-right radio host Matt Forney and Andrew Torba of Gab, a platform where users “are generally free to be as racist or anti-Semitic as they’d like without fear of being reprimanded or censored,” according to Slate.
Pai is not Alt-Right.
But like other departments of the Trump administration, the FCC is doing a great job of trolling liberals and Jews into histrionics.
Feels good, man.