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“Internet Emergency” Protests Across U.S. Condemn Latest Net Neutrality Plan

HeadlineNov 07, 2014

In the United States, protesters gathered in front of the White House and in over a dozen other cities across the country to call for the Obama administration to keep the Internet free and open. Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported the administration is considering a “hybrid” plan on net neutrality that would expand government oversight of the relationship between corporate Internet service providers, or ISPs, like Comcast, and content companies like Netflix. But the plan would not extend such protections to the relationship between ISPs and users. Critics say the plan could still allow online censorship and discriminatory Internet “fastlanes.” Thursday’s protests were bolstered by a recent victory in Hungary, where mass protests successfully defeated a proposed tax on Internet use.

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