To be honest, I cried hearing about how Net Neutrality could be removed. I cried. The internet has been such an amazing place for me to reach out and meet people with similar interests, find other people like me who know some of the things that we as the people have to go through. Supportive posts about being LGBTQ+ helped me feel that I was okay. That I wasn’t a horrible person for loving people. Tumblr is a place where I could and can learn more, laugh, or relate to posts. Buzzfeed LGBTQ+ videos helped me when I was younger and didn’t have social media, and I can’t imagine what I would be like without the Internet, a place with safe areas for people like me. I don’t know what I would’ve done, because I grew up in a small private school with a lack of exposure. The internet is one of my favorite places to be, and the thought of having to pay to use a social media platform that has helped me in so many ways breaks my heart. Also, without these platforms, I wouldn’t be able to speak up and post about an issue I care about without having to pay extra money for it. Removing net neutrality is, to be quite frank, unconstitutional. It makes hardworking people pay more of their money to be able to tell their followers and friends about their political standing, their opinion on an issue, or something they are against. This limits the freedom of speech, which is pretty unconstitutional if you ask me. I want to continue to use these platforms, and I want those platforms to be there for young people questioning their sexual/ gender orientation to be able to get educated and figure out more about themselves. So please, email the three members of the FCC that are going to vote ‘yes’. Tell them what you want. What the people want, because a majority of the voters voted ‘no’, and they need to listen to us.
This is another red alert for everyone who uses the internet. This ruling is a huge attack on the democratic foundation our internet was built upon. It will essentially allow the big boys AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast to speed up and slow down sites as they choose. So if you have Verizon, Tumblr might be super fast, but not if you have Comcast! And forget about loading Facebook unless you have a social network bonus plan for 3.99 a month! That is the future of the internet if this goes through. Do you have an online portfolio on a wordpress site? Good luck sharing that with anyone.
Seriously, if anything, make it known you oppose this change. It really only serves internet providers, no one else.
NET NEUTRALITY IS NOT SOMETHING TO BE IGNORED. THIS IS A REAL AND IMPORTANT PROBLEM WE CAN’T JUST HIDE UNDER THE COVERS AND HOPE IT GOES AWAY.
THIS IS SCARY BUT YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND STOP FCC FROM KILLING NET NEUTRALITY. IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE LOSING THE FIGHT, BUT WE AREN’T. THEY CAN IGNORE US, BUT IT WILL COME BACK TO BITE THEM IN THE ASS. WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO PROTECT OUR INTERNET. YOU’RE ALL TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT IT I’M SURE, BUT THAT DOESN’T MAKE IT ANY LESS IMPORTANT.