John Oliver is back at net neutrality, since his last segment on the topic in 2014, on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”
Without the requirement to treat all data equally, big internet providers would be allowed to block or slow down access to any website whose ideas they do not like, or simply whose owners do not pay extra to be part of the “fast lane.”
Websites like the Philadelphia Jewish Voice could be silenced if they express views not in line with the company’s management.
Oliver shared the URL www.gofccyourself.com, which directly links you to the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System so that you can voice your support of net neutrality. After Oliver’s plea, the FCC’s site crashed, most likely as a result of the high influx of visitors. Back in 2014, Oliver’s call to action led to millions rallying behind net neutrality, and which contributed to the FCC’s Title II Net Neutrality Rules, passed in Feb. 2015, that tightened rules against the privatization of the internet. You can also contact the FCC via email.
Do you value your continued access to alternative sources of information? Learn what you can do after the jump.
If you do not want the Philadelphia Jewish Voice to look like this:
- Publicly comment on the FCC website.
- Sign and share this petition
- Call the White House at 202-456-1111.
- Call the FCC at 888-225-5322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have a website, show your readers what the future of the internet might look like without net neutrality. Code can be found at stoptheslowlane.com.
- Watch and share the videos below.