“Net neutrality” is anything but.
In the court fight that’s shaping up, the major issue seems to be that the rules are written in such a way that media outlets that have always been protected by the First Amendment no longer have any rights to free speech if they publish on the Internet.
The case is expected to be heard in December. The rules were voted on by the FCC earlier this year.
The most telling quote from the commission’s vote was this: “Broadband providers are conduits, not speakers … the rules we adopt today are tailored to the important government interest in maintaining an open Internet as a platform for expression.”
By going after broadband providers and not going directly after the likes of Fox News, Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh and the like, the Obama Administration’s FCC is hoping to make censorship of conservative opinions on the Net legal.
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