Protesters (including Dr. Chicken Courageous-Xylophone, dog) posing for a photo.
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WASHINGTON, DC—As the Federal Communications Commission was considering new net neutrality rules, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the meeting Thursday morning to protest FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal.
Advocacy organizations like Free Press argued that Wheeler’s proposal, discussed in greater detail in this post, “has the potential to stop the flow of a free and open Internet.”
Others at the rally, like Scott Beiban, a Philadelphia-based artist and technologist, told us, “As an artist making use of innovations like cryptocurrency, I find net neutrality to be a very important issue. If the FCC allows companies like Comcast and Time Warner to dictate the means by which information flows, it will be a nail in the coffin for American innovation.”
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