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Although the move to eliminate Web browsing privacy rules was pushed through Congress by Republican lawmakers over the objections of Democrats, a new poll found that equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats approve of the rules and wanted them to be preserved.
President Donald Trump yesterday signed the repeal of online privacy rules that would have limited the ability of ISPs to share or sell customers’ browsing history for advertising purposes, confirming action taken by the Senate and House.

This was very much a partisan issue among elected officials.
In a 50-48 vote, every Republican senator voted to kill privacy rules and every Democratic senator voted to preserve them.

The House vote was 215-205, with 15 Republicans breaking ranks in order to support the privacy rules.
But ordinary Americans aren’t split on the issue, according to a Huffington Post/YouGov survey that found 72 percent of Republicans and 72 percent of Democrats opposed the rollback.
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