Cole Sprouse Might Deactivate His Twitter Account But It's Not For The Reason You Think
20 December 2017, 14:39
Kiss goodbye to those sweet sweet memes.
Almost everybody on the internet knows that Cole Sprouse's Twitter page is a legendary space on the internet but he's just pledged to deactivate the entire thing if Net Neutrality is killed by Congress.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality last week. Net Neutrality was put in place to keep the internet free and equal and to stop service providers from speeding up, slowing down or blocking content online.
Removing Net Neutrality means service providers will be able to charge you more for fast internet speed and access to certain websites. (In Spain, where there is no net neutrality, you have to buy bundles on top of your initial internet contract to access certain websites. Not fair and not ideal, is it?)
Anyway, Cole has been pretty outspoken out about the problems it will cause if it gets scrapped. And he took to Twitter on the day it was repealed by the FCC to let his followers know the consequences of what will happen if the bill is eventually passed by Congress.
The effects of this decision will likely take some time to see implementation, and there are still organizations that are suing and trying to overturn the FCC's greedy choice. (2)— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) December 14, 2017
Until this issue and congress reach a conclusion, this account will be dedicated to continuing its discussion. In the event we lose, and the changes are permanent, I will be deactivating twitter. I can't bear charging you guys for access to whatever joy this account brings.(4)— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) December 14, 2017
Cole won't personally charge you to look at his tweets, of course but your internet provider might start charging you more to access social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. Twitter may even start charging a fee for the content on the platform.
Cole will be dedicating his Twitter to the discussion of Net Neutrality until the final vote in Congress. Let this be a word of warning, people. Call your reps.... or else.