dystopian ideals

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PSA: you really SHOULD do the phone call that tumblr suggested because control of the internet could LITERALLY MIRROR DYSTOPIAN IDEALS

if we fail, we might face, with no exaggeration:

  • different types of content slowed down (in order to get users to switch to cables, because many isps are also tv companies)
  • PAYMENT for different types or “tiers” of content - some for gaming, some for fb, some for skype/other messaging
  • more money for less data (which is a situation we’re already in but providers have shown they’re willing to push that idea as far as they can)
  • potentially literal censorship and blocking by providers
  • less access for lower class internet users due to monopolization of internet service 

this sounds like some scare tactic shit, yeah?

but I absolutely promise you, people out there have done the reporting and research and providers are absolutely willing to go this far. 

they went there with netflix, and netflix is HUGE. what are they willing to do to small organizations and start-ups? 

even the credited founder of the Internet thinks this is bullshit. the Internet is supposed to be a place of creation and equality and this puts everything he and all of us have worked for at risk. 

trust me. getting your voice in is worth the small phone call. 

just read the prompt, and I swear you’ll be proud that you helped. 

AND PLEASE REBLOG THIS BECAUSE I DON’T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW REAL AND DRASTIC THIS SHIT IS. IT’S SCARY. 

THE INTERNET IS THE BEST THING WE HAVE TO HELP PRESERVE OUR FREEDOM AND KEEP OURSELVES INFORMED. 

AND IF WE LOSE THIS BATTLE WE’RE LITERALLY PUTTING FREEDOM AT RISK. 

IF YOU THINK I’M KIDDING ACTUALLY GO BACK AND READ WHAT I’VE TYPED OUT FOR YOU.