Say good-bye to truth … Say hello to fake, alternative fact, spin…

Say good-bye to truth … Say hello to fake, alternative fact, spin…

What to know about the FCC’s upcoming plan to undo its net neutrality rules

The agency is expected to release new details this week, ahead of a vote in December.

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Net neutrality is being repealed. The FCC decision would allow internet providers to charge consumers more and limit their content choices.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:26 PM EST


The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites.

The proposal, put forward by the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, is a sweeping repeal of rules put in place by the Obama administration that prohibited high-speed internet service providers from blocking or slowing down the delivery websites, or charging extra fees for the best quality of streaming and other internet services for their subscribers.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will reveal plans to his fellow commissioners on Tuesday to fully dismantle the agency’s Obama-era net neutrality regulations, people familiar with the plans said, in a major victory for the telecom industry in the long-running policy debate.

Trump-appointed Pai’s plan would scrap the agency’s core net neutrality rules, which prohibit internet service providers like Comcast or Verizon from blocking or slowing web traffic or negotiating paid deals with websites for "fast lanes" to consumers. The FCC will vote on the change in December.

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The demise of dissent: why the web is becoming homogenized


In other words, we’ll be left with officially generated and sanctioned fake news and “approved” dissent.We’ve all heard that the problem with the web is fake news, i.e. unsubstantiated or erroneous content that’s designed to mislead or sow confusion.The problem isn’t just fake news–it’s the homogenization of the web, that is, the elimination or marginalization of independent voices of skepticism and dissent.There are four drivers of this …
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