On Last Week Tonight, the very funny John Oliver takes the issue of Net Neutrality, makes you laugh about it and then drives home his point.
Sept. 10th is the Internet Slowdown
Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite sites, for profit. To fight back, let's cover the web with symbolic "loading" icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of emails and calls to lawmakers.
Are you in?
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