Call it a sign of the times, when those in power don’t to worry about people fact checking. They use their platform to say whatever they want, and assume people will believe it. Verizon, one of the biggest opponents to net neutrality, has posted a video claiming to not be working against net neutrality. In fact, we’re supposed to believe that the company that sued the government over net neutrality laws, won, and lead to companies instantly taking advantage of the lack of net neutrality isn’t against internet freedom. The entire reason the internet had to be declared a Title II protected service was because of Verizon’s lawsuit. To claim now that they’re not against net neutrality is preposterous on its own, but this video is something else entirely. It completely misrepresents public property as their own private property, ignores their monopolies, and completely misrepresents the issue and the conflicts of interest of those involved.
Verizon is trying to have their cake and eat it too. They’re trying to fight net neutrality while simultaneously retaining a public image that won’t disgust people. They may be underestimating our intelligence by just a little bit.
The video is attached below. You can find a full breakdown of every misleading comment or outright lie over at The Verge. If you care about internet freedom, you likely won’t be able to make it through the video without feeling uncontrollable rage, so you’ll want to check out The Verge’s breakdown.
My mom got was upset she had to look at Trump’s face in one of my articles. So here’s a screenshot from Trump Dump instead.
The Republican National Committee needs electronics like everyone else. Unless they bring their own computers, they can expect to get nothing donated to them from Apple, if two separate reports from Politico
and John Paczkowski
are true. Apple is refusing to supply the RNC with devices or support over Trump’s policies. All things considered, Apple may have protested this year over any
of the Republican Party’s nominees, but Trump is especially bad. The Republican Party is fighting against everything Apple stands for: equality, diversity, and the environment.
Net neutrality, also known as Internet freedom, is a simple idea: all bits are created equal. It prevents telecommunication companies like Comcast from throttling services and charging different prices for equivalent speed. Comcast, for example, could decide that Netflix is a threat to Hulu, a service they own, and slow Netflix to a crawl unless they pay Comcast a huge sum of money to get the same speed as other websites and services. It allows these large corporations, Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner, and others, to control the Internet, charging more for certain websites. They could even lock websites to consumers, You may have to pay extra to get an unlimited Internet, or access to certain websites. I imagine many people asking, with lush red cheeks, for access to the porn package of websites. Net neutrality protects small businesses, consumers, and prevents monopolies. Net neutrality doesn’t hurt large corporations, but it does keep them from extorting other smaller businesses and consumers. That’s why these gigantic corporations have turned to their greatest allies: Republicans. Republicans are more than happy to sacrifice personal freedoms and small businesses for the sake of the large corporations paying for their campaigns. The FCC made net neutrality the law of the land, but, as usual, Republicans are blocking it by defunding the FCC, removing the body that’s protecting consumers and free trade on the Internet.