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Internet websites, organizations will unite to protect net neutrality

13 Jul 2017 | By Anish Chakraborty
All Internet traffic should be treated equally

Internet giants are coming together to protest against rolling back of the rules safeguarding "net neutrality."

The range is diverse. The protest will have the usual biggies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Reddit, Airbnb, Twitter and Snapchat, while some uncommon names, such as crowdfunding site Kickstarter, craft-selling site Etsy, dating app OkCupid and PornHub, will also be there.

Here's all about it.

In context: All Internet traffic should be treated equally

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All these sites are unifying with a defined agenda in mind - dissuading the US communications regulator from removing an Obama-era rule that prevents prioritization of data and other elements, which could have a catastrophic effect on free Internet.

These sites will display messages, pop-ups, banners, anything and everything that will show their displeasure with this decision.

The Internet will not be muffled down.

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Almost 80,000 top websites and organizations are joining this protest.

Corey Price, vice president of PornHub said, "Internet service providers could create special fast lanes for content providers willing to pay more. Moreover, "that means slow streaming, which, especially in regards to online porn, is quite problematic as you can imagine."

No truer words were ever spoken.

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Sean Vitka, a lawyer for the pro-net neutrality groups, Demand Progress and Fight for the Future, reflected that removing these provisions would mean giving Internet service providers and similar companies a free rein to control who goes ahead and who stays back on the Internet.

They will have a solid grip and a determining say on what your choices will be on the Internet.