Yesterday, the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality in a 3-2 vote. The decision was controversial, to say the least, and was met with a wave of disappointment and anger online.
Across the music, entertainment and business world people and brands have taken to Twitter to slam the end of net neutrality, taking aim at FCC chairman Ajit Pai and vowing to keep fighting for a neutral internet.
However, there’s still a chance to save net neutrality. Congress can pass a “resolution of disapproval” to overturn the FCC’s decision. In addition, the Attorney Generals of New York and Washington State have both announced plans to sue the FCC over the decision.
See how the internet reacted to the vote below, and if you want to keep net neutrality in place, head to Battle for the Net to find out how to contact your local representative.
Chance the Rapper took shots at Ajit Pai
Netflix and Vimeo both spoke out
As did the people behind some of the world’s biggest tech companies, including Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian
Amazon Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels
And Microsoft’s Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith
Jimmy Kimmel called the decision “absolutely despicable”
While Stephen Colbert says R.I.P.
And people from across Hollywood express their frustration about the decision
Now, read how the repeal of Net Neutrality could impact your favorite things on the internet.
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