Celebrities And YouTubers React After US Vote Against Net Neutrality
15 December 2017, 11:54
The FCC have voted to soften restrictions imposed on providers which could see an end to the internet as we know it.
After weeks of online protests, the FCC yesterday (December 14th) voted to soften net neutrality laws in the US, much to the dismay of many.
As we previously reported, changes in the law will allow internet providers to alter price plans and effectively charge you more to use certain website like Netflix or Facebook, alter speed levels and block any political opinions they may disagree with.
High profile figures from the world of entertainment and YouTube have been urging followers for weeks to call their local representatives and urge them to vote against the measures. Although the vote has now been passed, it still has to make it through the court system which has overturned the decision twice previously.
Here are just a few of the many reactions to yesterday's vote posted online:
I know it can be desensitizing to see so much being said, but this is very important. Let's keep the Internet and information free and fun, here is a list of confirmed states opposing the FCC's decision on #netneutrality. If your state is not on here please do your part. (5) pic.twitter.com/rTPrARXS3o— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) December 15, 2017
We’re disappointed in the decision to gut #NetNeutrality protections that ushered in an unprecedented era of innovation, creativity & civic engagement. This is the beginning of a longer legal battle. Netflix stands w/ innovators, large & small, to oppose this misguided FCC order.— Netflix US (@netflix) December 14, 2017
The internet has been an instrumental tool for marginalized groups to organize. It has enabled us to share videos of police brutality that can't be unseen, it has turned hashtags into movements. Repealing #NetNeutrality isn't just corporate greed. It's political silencing.— Dylan Marron (@dylanmarron) December 14, 2017
Only 16% of Americans support the repeal of #NetNeutrality. This is not a partisan debate, which makes the FCC decision today even more ridiculous. The people do not want this!— Raymond Braun 🏳️🌈 (@raymondbraun) December 14, 2017
Call your representatives and let them know you strongly support an open Internet: 202-224-3121.
Look... I’m sad and pissed off at the same time. Bad combo. I’m gonna channel my anguish into something productive and continue to fight for #NetNeutrality— Markiplier (@markiplier) December 14, 2017
This isn’t over. Not by a long shot.https://t.co/exgVpX1P0h
This is an egregious attack on our democracy. The end of #NetNeutrality protections means that the internet will be for sale to the highest bidder. When our democratic institutions are already in peril, we must do everything we can to stop this decision from taking effect. https://t.co/8GGrJFMdrU— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 14, 2017
The fight is far from over and we need to come together now more than ever! There is still a chance to make a difference so keep up hope!— Jacksanticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) December 14, 2017
can you imagine a dystopian universe where you have to pay to read the shitposts on this goddamn website? exactly. this is why the whole world needs to care about saving net neutrality. #keepmemesforeveryone— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) December 14, 2017