‘Absolute Sh*t Bag’: The Internet Destroys Trump’s FCC Chair For Calling To Repeal Net Neutrality
Republican FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced on Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission was going to completely undo the Obama-era “Net Neutrality” regulations protecting equal access to the internet
By repealing Net Neutrality, Republicans will allow large corporations that provide internet service to charge more money and also to control how Americans use internet via blocking access to certain websites and amplifying others. The rules also prevent internet service providers from charging extra for better quality streaming or other services.
The move has renewed a fierce debate over free speech. Pai claims that allowing companies like AT&T, Verizon or Comcast to control internet access via “light-touch regulation” is a “return to the common-sense policies” of yesteryear — when the internet was a much smaller place. He said this would keep the government from “micromanaging the internet.”
Pai, who was appointed to the position by President Donald Trump, defended his plan in an OpEd for the Wall Street Journal, which he shared on Twitter.
“Today, I’m proposing to repeal the heavy-handed Internet regulations imposed by the Obama Administration and to return to the light-touch framework under which the Internet developed and thrived before 2015,” Pai tweeted.
Twitter users made it clear they did not buy into his decision to sell out the internet to Big Business, and their responses were brutal.
Today, I’m proposing to repeal the heavy-handed Internet regulations imposed by the Obama Administration and to return to the light-touch framework under which the Internet developed and thrived before 2015. In @WSJopinion: https://t.co/uDIiKr6YHF
— Ajit Pai (@AjitPaiFCC) November 21, 2017
Today, you’re working to concrete your legacy as an absolute shit bag and a genuinely bad person.
— Webb the Halls (@BrandoonWebb) November 21, 2017
NO thank you, You're a modern day terrorist with these changes.
— Nick Weikert (@NickWeikert) November 21, 2017
Between allowing ISPs to sell our browsing data without our permission and killing net neutrality, you are creating a government supported echo chamber that takes power away from the people paying for these services. You’re a liar.
— Rox Davis (@roxydavis99) November 21, 2017
You idea is terrible for common folk but great for corporations. One thing I need is more bills to pay…have you met the companies that will control this? God help us all with your plan
— Betsy (@beharu) November 21, 2017
You are such a liar and I’m so sick of people like you doing everything you can think of to wreck this country. Terrible people, all of you.
— g8r1521 (@g8r1521) November 21, 2017
No. NO! Americans don't want this, pal. You've been told – repeatedly. pic.twitter.com/j1ALXDw1Wy
— Tracy (@lateshoes) November 21, 2017
Can we repeal you instead?
— Mitchell Ness (@MitchellisAlive) November 21, 2017
— Teznix (@teznix) November 21, 2017
— Jeff B. Davis (@JeffBryanDavis) November 21, 2017
You are disgusting.
— ❄️ Lindsay D ❄️ (@lintoinette) November 21, 2017
— Joan M.Brenner (@JoanMBrenner1) November 21, 2017
This is Orwell-level BS. It’s the regulation of the ‘net that keeps things equitable. What you are proposing is letting the richest companies decide what American citizens can see on the ‘net.
— Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) November 21, 2017
Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir? "light-touch framework under which the Internet developed and thrived before 2015" – Shameless lie by @AjitPaiFCC. History will judge you as the person who destroyed the free and open internet! Shame on you! #NetNeutrality
— Nikhil Parekh (@nparekh) November 21, 2017
The level of incompetence and cowardice you demonstrate by doing this is disgusting. Stop speaking for corporations and help the citizens like you're supposed to
— Norman Paquette (@NPaquetteART) November 21, 2017
Yet another scam from the Trump Administration and @AjitPaiFCC. Preserve net neutrality!
— Kirk Miller (@RogueKirkMiller) November 21, 2017