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On Tuesday the Trump Administration announced it plans to repeal rules that stop providers interfering in your internet access.
The chair of the Federal Communications Commission told a press conference that the government was going to end 'heavy regulation' of the internet, by repealing laws that enforce net neutrality.
Net neutrality means that websites are treated the same way by internet providers (ISPs), regardless of their popularity and the web traffic they generate.
Without net neutrality, ISPs are able to block, slow, or otherwise restrict access to certain websites, and charge customers a premium to remove the restrictions.
The web, while it remains free to read, has been waging a war against the measures for months with its strongest weapon - memes.
I think @AjitPaiFCC needs a better copy editor, so I volunteered. #NetNeutrality https://t.co/UHRqaAvOP6 — Jessica Muehlberg (@Jessica Muehlberg)
One of my favorite things about twitter is th https://t.co/86ckqKc1QB — jacksfilms🌹 (@jacksfilms🌹)
Hey, USA! In New Zealand we don't have #NetNeutrality. What I'm about to link and post to you is real. This could b… https://t.co/jp8xTBKRRK — Elaine, The Spooky 🦊 (@Elaine, The Spooky 🦊)
RT if this image makes you sick. This is what an internet without #NetNeutrality could look like. Can't believe thi… https://t.co/tm2aZbS6Y5 — Marques Brownlee (@Marques Brownlee)
Don’t understand why #NetNeutraility is important? This is going to be the near future if the @FCC ends net neutral… https://t.co/9acwOrQ0hD — vanillacl0ut (@vanillacl0ut)
.@AjitPaiFCC and his goons at the FCC are bought and paid by powerful corporate interests that want to restrict you… https://t.co/daDQ05jSqS — Dan Casey (@Dan Casey)
Here's your reminder that the FCC is killing #NetNeutrality over #Thanksgiving because it thinks you'll be distract… https://t.co/itzOS4X6ME — Cory Doctorow MOSTLY AFK UNTIL MID-FEB-ISH (@Cory Doctorow MOSTLY AFK UNTIL MID-FEB-ISH)
This will be our future if we don’t stop the FCC from ending #NetNeutrality. https://t.co/4OlBNaw226 — Ro Khanna (@Ro Khanna)
Every single time this issue of #NetNeutrality pops up. https://t.co/oVRQvAEycK — rafael. (@rafael.)
@David_Leavitt What #NetNeutrality is really about. #control https://t.co/KmO5NBzKKk — Jess A. Patriot ⚒🐻 (@Jess A. Patriot ⚒🐻)
Hey, ‘Muricans. Fight for good internet please. #NetNeutrality
(credits to /u/flowerphase) https://t.co/dUhVsosBWl — Daphne 🍓 (@Daphne 🍓)
Following the overturn of #netneutrality , a generation of lost internet addicts return to the surface -- frightene… https://t.co/GW0wCO9LGP — Darin (@Darin)
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