Twitter Reacts to FCC Net Neutrality Bill

The Twitter-verse is split over whether the new FCC Net Neutrality bill is helping create a more open internet or pave the way for government and corporate interference. Twitter users are in a prime position to comment on the recent FCC Net Neutrality bill, as Twitter relies on an open internet perhaps more than any other social network out there. Here’s how the Twitter-verse reacted today to news about the Net Neutrality bill.

Methinks thou doth protest


This is in jest, but it does raise an interesting point: some companies might indeed protest the FCC’s latest ruling by doing something drastic.

Wide implications


It’s not just websites that are affected by the FCC’s new ruling – Internet radio might feel a sting too.

Questionable motives


It’s true: when something big hits the net, people will jump on it just to be part of the conversation and seem “knowledgeable”, even when they aren’t sure what they’re talking about.

Honesty is the best policy


And then there are the Twitter users who are honest about it all. Hey, if you don’t ask questions, you’ll never get an answer!

Political pleas


Democrats were out in droves on Twitter today, bemoaning the FCC’s decision…

Political reversal


And some might have even changed their minds about who they support in all of this.

Media hype


Twitter users aren’t blind to the way the media latches on to sensational stories, either. Fox News, surely, isn’t the only outlet overreacting though?

A personal appeal


And this user is just sad that he won’t be able to download at good speeds anymore. Net neutrality debates affect us all in different ways!

Corporate cloak and dagger


There was a lot of anti-corporate sentiment going on on Twitter today, with many users wondering exactly who (or what money) influenced the FCC’s decision.

It’s funny, but true


Twitter users had all sorts of witticism about the Net Neutrality ruling, with many revealing grains of possible truth.

FCC Support


While anti-FCC sentiment was more rampant, there were still quite a number of supporters of the new bill or members of the FCC who passed it.

WikiLeaks makes an appearance


It wouldn’t be an internet scandal without some mention of WikiLeaks nowadays… here’s a Twitter user questioning why “that guy” can’t just “WikiLeak” the FCC’s document for more transparency.
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