If the activists’ predictions pan out, Wednesday might see one of the largest digital protests to date.Dozens of websites and apps have joined ranks with consumer advocacy groups, through a “Day of Action,” to publicly protest the plan by the Federal Communications Commission to roll back regulations it placed on Internet service providers in 2015.The rules enforce the principle called net neutrality — that Internet service providers shouldn’t slow down or block any sites or apps, or otherwise decide what content gets to users faster. The FCC, under Chairman Ajit Pai, is weighing whether (and how) to undo the rules that enforced net neutrality by placing Internet providers under the strictest-ever FCC oversight.
Another day, another lie:
President Donald Trump’s attorneys knew weeks ago about the meeting his son Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and former campaign chair Paul Manafort had with a Russian lawyer.
According to two sources familar with the handling of the matter, Trump’s legal team was informed of the controversial email chain that many are saying proves the campaign was willing to collude with the Russians three weeks ago, said a Yahoo News report.
On Wednesday Trump told Reuters that he just learned of the email exchange “a couple of days ago.” Thus, Trump either lied to the reporters or his attorneys have kept him out of the loop.
Trump repeated the same claim while talking with reporters aboard Air Force One Wednesday while en route to Paris.
We live in a nation controlled by corporate power and the individually wealthy. And the major press, of course, is in on the con.