Amazon and Reddit try to save net neutrality rules in “day of action”Enlarge / Proponents of net neutrality protest against Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outside the American Enterprise Institute on May 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla)
Amazon, Reddit, Mozilla, and other Internet companies are joining net neutrality activists next month for an “Internet-wide day of action to save net neutrality.”
“The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online,” activist groups Fight for the Future, Free Press, and Demand Progress said in an announcement today. “If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them.”
On that day, websites who sign up for the protest will “sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality.” While the announcement referred to previous protests such as the SOPA blackout in 2012 and Internet Slowdown Day in 2014, it’s not clear yet exactly what the websites involved in the new protest will be doing on July 12.
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