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  1. Today the Internet Bands Together to Institute Fake “Slow Lanes” and Fight for Net Neutrality

    Damn the man. Save the Internet.

    When you head to your favorite websites today, you may notice some annoying popup graphics. Before you roll your eyes and click the little X, take a moment to note that these are not ads—they're pleas to help save the Internet from the death of net neutrality, and you can help.

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  2. It’s Your Last Day to Yell at the FCC About Net Neutrality. Make It Count, Trolls

    This is what you've been training for, YouTube commenters.

    The FCC's proposed rules to govern Net Neutrality (and basically ruin it) have been awaiting public comments for further action, and today is the last day of that public comment period. If you want to help make sure that the Internet remains a level playing field for everyone's traffic, tell the FCC how important it is to you before it's too late—if their site doesn't crash again, that is.

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  3. John Oliver’s Call to Action on Net Neutrality Crashed Part of the FCC’s Website. Good.

    Well done, trolls.

    We posted John Oliver's explanation of Net Neutrality from Last Week Tonight yesterday, and in it he called on shitty Internet commenters to ply their trade on the FFC's comment page -- saying, "Turn on caps lock and fly, my pretties!" And they listened. crashed as a result.

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  4. Net Neutrality Is Critical but Boring, Let John Oliver’s Hilarious Take Unleash Your Fury, Internet Commenters

    At least if net neutrality fails, you can reply, "You had one job!" to angry Internet commenters forever.

    Most discussions on Net Neutrality get too bogged down in specifics and FCC document sections for anyone to want to pay attention, so John Oliver will cut through all of that for you on Last Week Tonight and tell you how to make your voice heard. This is your moment, Internet. It's all been leading up to this.

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  5. You Can Now Read the FCC’s Full “Net Neutrality” Proposal for Yourself

    Net neutrality is in giant sarcasm quotes.

    In case you weren't already angry enough about the FCC's vote to put through its new rules that would damage net neutrality, they've now published the entire proposal online for you to hate-read. That is, if the site its hosted on loads fast enough for your tastes. If not, maybe you can find one that's wiling to pay up.

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  6. FCC Voted in Favor of Proposal That Could Allow ISPs to Charge Sites for Better Delivery to Customers

    This isn't good news.

    The FCC has voted three to two in favor of chair Tom Wheeler's (above) proposal to beginning shaping the framework of Net Neutrality. More votes will be coming in the next few months to work out the details, but this opens up the possibility of ISPs charging sites for better reach of their customers.

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  7. Why the Frak Don’t People Say “Fuck” on Cable? It’s All About the Money

    Wait... the FCC doesn't monitor blogs, right?

    With the exception of premium channels like HBO, people don't say the word "fuck" on television. It's either bleeped out or replaced with another word. But why? Many people assume it's because of FCC regulation, but the FCC only controls over-the-air broadcasts. Shows on cable can say whatever they want. So what fucking gives?

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  8. FCC Fines Networks Millions for Airing Olympus Has Fallen Emergency Alert Trailer

    I guess they're taking a break from the important work of stopping people from saying dirty words.

    When the Olympus Has Fallen trailer aired last year, you were being subjected to dangerous desensitization to more than just crappy movies: Your innate ability to be mildly inconvenienced brought to a state of alert by the Emergency Alert System was damaged when networks aired the trailer. But don't worry, the FCC is on it.

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  9. FCC Considers Lifting Bans on Cellphones on Airplanes

    Oh, great.

    In a 3-2 vote today, the Federal Communications Commission has officially decided to consider lifting the ban on cellphones in airplanes, citing that there's no technical reason for their use to be impermissible. So prepare yourselves now, folks -- one day, you might have to listen to somebody's entire phone conversation while in flight. Whee.

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  10. TV Networks Tell FCC That Indecency Rules Are Obsolete Because No One Watches Television

    This seems like the argument of a very sad industry.

    The major broadcast networks' revolt against the FCC's regulation of indecent content on broadcast television has taken a weird turn courtesy of the TV provider's latest argument against the fines. Is it that indecency fines undermine freedom of speech? Are they making the case for the artistic value of sex and profanity in TV shows? Or just pointing out the hypocrisy that you can show a gruesome murder on CSI, but can't show sex or nudity? Actually, none of those. They're arguing that the FCC should not hold them to the existing standards because broadcast TV ratings have dropped so much that they're no longer culturally relevant.

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