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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.

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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.

Previously, the site crashed after John Oliver called on the vast powers of Internet trolls to heed their life’s calling and save the Internet through one of the things that frequently ruins the Internet: comments. I mean, have you ever been to YouTube?

Then, there were reports that it crashed again this morning, though it appears to be working right now. (The page to file a comment seems to be working, anyway. The page with the filing numbers that you can click on to read comments and get information will not load for me.)

If you can get through, make sure to add your voice to the 670,000 comments they’ve already received. If the FCC’s state-of-the-art comment system from 1996 doesn’t let your comment get through, you can also send comments to be officially recorded onto the record by email to [email protected].

If you can’t get through there, you can also try going through Battle for the Net, which features some quick explainers on the issue and Photoshopped images of cable companies shooting lasers at innocent, adorable animals.

(image via Jeremy Brooks)

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