Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's Next in Bullshit

The next wave of lies, half-truths, freak-outs, and Orwellian inversions of reality has begun, and it concerns net neutrality:

Net neutrality, a guiding principle for preserving a free and fair Internet, means that Internet service providers are not allowed to discriminate based on content for its customers. However, telecommunications firms — like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and others — are firmly against net neutrality because they would like to increase their profits by deciding which websites customers can see, and at what speed ...This morning, representatives from various front groups launched a new coordinated campaign to kill net neutrality. Speaking on Capitol Hill, these front groups took turns decrying the evils of the principle of a fair and unbiased Internet. LULAC, which is funded by AT&T, called Net Neutrality “Obamacare for the Internet.”
Wikipedia has a pretty good article on net neutrality in the American context, which is a good thing to read in advance of the well-financed bullshit campaign begins distorting the issues.

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