Net neutrality is in big danger.
The internet has never been more powerful, the sharing of ideas and principles in this digital-only space has led to some of the biggest changes and movements in cultural history.
The recent sex scandal that rocked Hollywood came out by people using the internet to help them share their stories, something which almost certainly not have happened if women had not had this platform.
“Net Neutrality,” is the term which is used that treats all data o the internet as essentially the same, no-one has power of anyone else and all information can be taken as read.
While this has caused some problems such as fake news, the benefits far outweigh the bad. Net neutrality is what makes the internet so special, it means that power is in the hands of the little guys not just the ruling classes.
But President Trump has threatened to end this, and to get rid of safeguards that protect the internet, no doubt ending up in a situation where the government are instilled with way more power than the regular people, who keep the internet fair and just.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have been working with the Trump administration to come up with ‘Net Neutrality’ laws. They want to introduce ‘5g’ which will totally change they way our mobile phones interact with the internet.
Journalist John Vibes said:
“below are two articles that share a different opinion about “net neutrality” than the ones that have been shared all over the internet in recent days. I’m still torn on this one and have not made up my mind because I don’t have enough technical knowledge of the subject, and although I pretty much oppose government regulation of any kind because I don’t think they have the right to exist, I’m not informed enough to know if the doom and gloom outcome that people are predicting is likely, or if its even possible, considering how cartelized the industry already is (due to prior regulation)
Again..im not sure how I feel entirely…feel free to discuss