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Reddit, Tumblr will fight for net neutrality with protests this week

The Verge on the internet-wide #OneMoreVote protest scheduled for tomorrow. I will be participating, too.

Let’s give Ajit Pai the worst week of his shitheaded life.

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Internal FCC Report Shows Republican Net Neutrality Narrative Is False

The FCC, and it’s vile Head Liar Ajit Pai, withheld even more information from the American people than we already knew:

Internal FCC documents obtained by Motherboard using a Freedom of Information Act request show that the independent, nonpartisan FCC Office of Inspector General—acting on orders from Congressional Republicans—investigated the claim that Obama interfered with the FCC’s net neutrality process and found it was nonsense. This Republican narrative of net neutrality as an Obama-led takeover of the internet, then, was wholly refuted by an independent investigation and its findings were not made public prior to Thursday’s vote.

The longer this goes on the more obvious it becomes that Ajit Pai is a plant from Verizon, whose job is to torpedo Net Neutrality before he’s fired for incompetence. Congress can still stop the Verizon/FCC power grab by letting Congress know. We have to stop this asshole and the assholes that he works for. Join the Battle for Net Neutrality.

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Court strikes down FCC’s anti-blocking rules

Ars Technica:

The Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules were partially struck down today by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which said the Commission did not properly justify its anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules.

I have an extreme and intense dislike for the FCC (an unconstitutional entity which has done nothing but make itself important and block my favorite artists from appearing on TV or radio) but I was just glad ANYONE was standing up to the cable companies on Net Neutrality. Looks like we’re going to have to do it on our own. Again.

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Indecency Rule

A tiny bit of good news on a dreary day:

A United States appeals court tossed out the indecency policy of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday, calling it a violation of the First Amendment.

Let’s hope we can make it stick.