The FCC has enacted the Net Neutrality Repeal and CNN has gone into a Chicken-Little meltdown. They are claiming that it will be the end of the internet as we know it. Do they not remember that Net Neutrality is only two years old? If it was good in 2015 it will be good in 2017. Here are some of the outlandish things that CNN is claiming.
As Written and reported by Ryan Saavedra for the Daily Wire:
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 today on a measure that would repeal the Obama-era net neutrality protections set in place in 2015 — a move that catapulted CNN into meltdown mode.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement following the vote that highlighted the absurdity of the media’s rhetoric over the net neutrality debate:
It’s difficult to match that mundane reality to the apocalyptic rhetoric that we’ve heard from Title II supporters. And as the debate has gone on, their claims have gotten more and more outlandish. So let’s be clear. Returning to the legal framework that governed the Internet from President Clinton’s pronouncement in 1996 until 2015 is not going to destroy the Internet. It is not going to end the Internet as we know it. It is not going to kill democracy. It is not going to stifle free expression online. If stating these propositions alone doesn’t demonstrate their absurdity, our Internet experience before 2015, and our experience tomorrow, once this order passes, will prove them so.
Pai noted that “the internet wasn’t broken in 2015” and that there was no reason or need for net neutrality when it was put in place by the Obama administration in 2015.
Despite Pai’s clear and reasonable comments — which included: “It is not going to end the Internet as we know it” — CNN’s top story was: “End of the internet as we know it…….
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