Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Paul Martin

Google, Facebook exempt from Obama-era FCC “Net Neutrality” rules

Jerome Corsi
APRIL 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday morning, in anticipation of FCC chairman Ajit Pai taking steps to repeal the Obama administration “Net Neutrality” rules, two Astroturf Soros-funded “public interest” groups based in Washington – Free Press and Fight for the Future – joined Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Ron Wyden (Oregon), and Ed Markey (Massachusetts), in a telephone press conference.

In their prepared statements, the Soros-funded partisan advocacy groups and the Democratic Senators promised to oppose the Trump administration’s repeal of the Obama-era ‘Net Neutrality’ rules by organizing a “protest tsunami” to flood Congress and the FCC with phone calls and letters designed to push the leftist Internet agenda.

During the press conference, asked the following question: “Given that almost all real-world examples of blocking or prioritizing content are occurring on the monopoly platforms of Google, Twitter and Facebook, would you support applying ‘Net Neutrality’ rules of no throttling, no prioritization and no blocking of lawful content to massive Silicon Valley content gatekeepers like Google and Facebook?”

The initial reaction of those holding the press conference was stunned silence, deciding how to respond to, given that the other journalists on the call had asked only sympathetic, soft-ball questions to that point.

Craig Aaron, president and CEO of Free Press, finally answered by attempting to distinguish that major telecommunications companies and the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are the only groups regulated by the Obama-era FCC “Net Neutrality” rules because they connect users to the Internet, while the monopoly gatekeeper platforms like Google, Twitter, and Facebook are exempt from regulation by the Obama-era FCC “Net Neutrality” rules.

Yet, Aaron hedged in his answer.

“Certainly, we can look at the power big platforms have,” Aaron conceded. “That needs to be kept an eye on. There are privacy concerns and many other issues that have to do with the growing power of a Google, or a Facebook, or an Amazon, but the reality is that in this case, when we’re talking about the wires going into peoples’ houses, the gatekeeper power rests with the ISPs.”

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  1. Strayhorse

    Social media giants are complicit with the streaming of violence and violations against innocent humans by evil minions. Such streaming is in violation of human rights and such media gianst nust be charged with capital crimes or make a better effort to stop such streaming of evil events against humanity.


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