Hey you greedy assholes, stop fuckin with the internet and do your actual job!
Join the Battle for Net Neutrality!! We need to stop them from allowing ISPs to charge us extra fees to access ebooks, games or anything else!
I almost never post, but this is important. The internet is in danger. Do your part and make your voice heard. Contact your representatives and tell them to vote against this.
You know what's crappy? Letting comcast control what you do online.
Join the Battle for Net Neutrality! Net neutrality will die in a month and will affect WoahDude and many other websites and services, unless we fight for it!
American Racing Fans, Net Neutrality effects us all, Ajit Pai is worse than Brian France, call your local representatives.
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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not up for an extra 10 bucks just to visit, so join the fight for net neutrality
We need players for the new FCC raid boss!
The lack of Net Neutrality could eventually lead to us not being able to go to certain sneaker-realted websites, not being able to watch our favorite content creators, and quite possibly not use this subreddit. Find your representative today. (Repost per mod’s request)
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What Could Go Wrong if the FCC Kills Net Neutrality?
The FCC just announced its plan to slash net neutrality rules, allowing ISPs like Verizon to block apps, slow websites, and charge fees to control what you see & do online. They vote December 14th. Click here to learn more and see what you can do to help!
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[Meta] As Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) approaches, be thankful for the unrestricted internet we have. If the FCC has their way, we may lose Net Neutrality soon
This thread is against subreddit rules, but Net Neutrality is that important. Don't let others dictate what you are allowed to browse
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT net neutrality will effect us and there voting week the government could block this community or charge us for viewing it would be great to call this number to try to stop. If this is not allowed sorry but this could strongly effect my rep fam
URGENT: Net Neutrality is not a partisan issue. If you want to preserve the free flow of ideas on the Internet call your Reps or make an FCC complaint. Reddit and r/DirtbagCenter needs to bind together!
Join the battle for Net Neutrality! Net Neutrality will die on December 14th and will affect everyone who likes to play and watch Call of Duty, unless we fight for it
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Okay fellow builders. This could be our last chance. Let's give it everything we've got and fight for the net!
The FCC just announced its plan to slash net neutrality rules, allowing ISPs like Comcast to block apps, slow websites, and charge fees to control what you see & do online. This will affect us all. Reddit and /r/Justfuckmyshitup may become unusable for many people.
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Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, wants them banned in Europe
Until we get municipal broadband here in Seattle, we must fight to protect New Neutrality
Protect Net Neutrality. Prevent A-list Internet.
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Put down the controllers friends, we need to fight for our internet. Join the battle for Net Neutrality! No seriously, we cant let this happen
YSK: Your last chance to save the freedom of fairly priced internet access is ENDING. Make our voices heard here!
US Podcast fans, Net Neutrality will die in a month. This will greatly effect how you access your sweet 'tent, unless you join the fight!
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3225 comiconomist This is one of the shitiest headlines I have ever seen: it gives the impression the (acting) FTC chair holds the *exact opposite view* than she actually expresses in her speech. Here's a relevant extract of the article that does a better job summarizing her view: > A speech Tuesday by the acting chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission **pushes back, hard, against a growing clamor among those who fear Internet companies are getting too big**. > Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Maureen Ohlhausen said that the public must **ask itself whether unelected government bureaucrats are the best qualified to pick the winners and losers in high tech markets**. > ... > As Ohlhausen put it in her speech, **the fear is that** “we are spiraling towards a dystopian future where a few giant technology companies will ultimately gain sustained control over our economic lives.” > ... > Current U.S. antitrust regulations focus on consumer welfare. **Ohlhausen said technological platforms don't necessarily win simply because they had a big portion of the market at one time**. > ... > The litmus test, for her, is that **antitrust enforcement must turn on the specific facts on an individual case, with the focus of actual likely harm to consumers**. The goal, she said, is to "protect free and open markets for the benefit of consumers." > ... > **U.S. antitrust rules have come to focus solely on the potential damage to consumers, so if prices remain low, the damage to distributors and other middle-men, and the potential damage to the entire nation's commercial infrastructure, is not considered.** > ... > Ohlhausen ended her speech by saying that she was neither "a champion of today's leading Internet firms nor their foe." > Rather, she, and the FTC, have "vigorously supported policy positions that they sometimes love and sometimes hate." People should read the fracking article, and whoever wrote that headline is either incredibly incompetent or incredibly overworked. Edit: The headline now reads "Internet companies too big? FTC chair says more than market share counts", which is a fair headline - now we just need Reddit to be able to edit headlines as well!
4069 azurecyan Some would say we're already there.
725 3346378 So stop giving them tax dollars and regulatory protections.
204 W0LF_JK **Short history on Trade Monopolies in US**. The anti-Sherman trust act (1890) was made so as to be almost unenforceable. Loosely worded so as to discourage monopolies but keep the state from enforcing it in any applicable ways. In *United States v E.C Knight Company (1895)* the nail was put in the coffin when the government was rebuffed and the courts deemed an exchange of stock that gave the Knight company control of 95 percent of the sugar refining business not a trade. **This changed.** In 1901 in order to corner the New England market James Jerome Hill (President of the Great Northern Railway) backed by J.P Morgan (President of Northern Pacific Railroad) started a buyout of the Chicago, Burlignton, and Quincy railroad which was countered by President of the Union and Southern Pacific Railroad-->Edward Henry Harriman. This 'stock war' threatened to cause a crash on the New York Stock Exchange but thankfully Harriman backed out and the duo won control. In order to prevent another 'stock war' James Hill and J.P Morgan put the three companies under the control of the Northern Securities Company--> a **holding company** that had voting control over all of the three of railroads. This is where it gets interesting. President McKinley personally didn't believe it a monopoly and didn't care. Yet he was assassinated not long after he took office and his VP took his place. President Roosevelt compared to his predecessor did see the Northern Securities company a monopoly and got his Justice department to go after it. Ultimately this was decided in *Northern Securities Company vs United States (1904)*. Interestingly enough the government was able to convince the court that an exchange of stock was indeed a trade reversing their decision from the *Knight Case (1895)*. This small change paved the way for progressivism to keep business accountable in the years following. (Note: The anti Sherman trust act has since been hobbled again which is why we haven't seen a major prosecution since Enron) [**Semantics let alone Technology can make a hell of a difference in regards to upholding laws.**]( Tech will save us from The Technology monopoly. Edit: Interesting to note who led the Enron prosecution...
166 cabose7 nothing about how ISPs are too big though...
322 Keinichn My girlfriend and I always joke that it's going to get to the point where Amazon, Google, and Disney are fighting it out for who owns the world.
26 iYeaMikeDave Some of the big tech heads have more logical sounding policies for the economy than actual politicians
124 DoLittlest Amazon has freaked me out for awhile now. Mostly because they don't do much other than make it possible to never leave your house.
49 Murkwater You mean like the three credit bureaus? You know the ones that control what happens to everyone's lives' as far as mortgage, car loans, insurance, being able to buy a house, being able to rent an apartment, or get the right job? Those companies! Those three! Edit: kammaz aund priods... N qustn markz
834 Kaarous Antitrust suits incoming. And they richly deserve it.
68 Jynx3 As opposed to a few credit bureau, a few oil companies, a few banks and a few shopping outlets.