This week US Rep. Marsha Blackburn filed legislation under the name of “Internet Freedom Act” in an effort to “overturn the Feberal Communications Commission’s new network neutrality rules”. This is especially interesting to me since Blackburn received ” $25,000 from an AT&T political action committee (PAC), $20,000 from a Comcast PAC, $20,000 from a cable industry association PAC, and $15,000 from a Verizon PAC, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.” This means that she is essentially promising the complete opposite of what is actually happening. Another case of a politician cashing in for personal gain while hiding behind a mask of “freedom”.
The sentence that irritated me the most was this: ““Once the federal government establishes a foothold into managing how Internet service providers run their networks they will essentially be deciding which content goes first, second, third, or not at all,”
I seriously do not understand how a person can read that and think “oh look, freedom”