Net Neutrality day of action
June 6, 2017
Tech companies are planning a day of action on net neutrality under attack by the Trump administration.
Amazon, Etsy, Kickstarter, Mozilla, and Vimeo all intend to protest on July 12th in opposition to plans by Ajit Pai, new head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, said: “The internet has given more people a voice than ever before, and we’re not going to let the FCC take that power away from us. Massive online mobilisation got us the strong net neutrality protections that we have now, and we intend to fight tooth and nail to defend them.”
The day of action is being backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), American Library Association, Center for Media Justice, Demand Progress, Greenpeace, MoveOn and many others.