We are the ACLU. Ask Us Anything about net neutrality!
TAKE ACTION HERE: https://www.aclu.org/net-neutralityAMA
Today a diverse coalition of interested parties including the ACLU, Amazon, Etsy, Mozilla, Kickstarter, and many others came together to sound the alarm about the Federal Communications Commission’s attack on net neutrality. A free and open internet is vital for our democracy and for our daily lives. But the FCC is considering a proposal that threatens net neutrality — and therefore the internet as we know it.
“Network neutrality” is based on a simple premise: that the company that provides your Internet connection can't interfere with how you communicate over that connection. An Internet carrier’s job is to deliver data from its origin to its destination — not to block, slow down, or de-prioritize information because they don't like its content.
Today you’ll chat with:
- u/JayACLU - Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project
- u/LeeRowlandACLU – Lee Rowland, senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project
- u/dkg0 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor, senior staff technologist for ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project
- u/rln2 – Ronald Newman, director of strategic initiatives for the ACLU’s National Political Advocacy Department
7/13/17: Thanks for all your great questions! Make sure to submit your comments to the FCC at https://www.aclu.org/net-neutralityAMA