Join us on July 12th for the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality.

Right now, the FCC is planning to dismantle [Title II net neutrality protections]( that prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from controlling what Internet users can see by throttling, blocking, and censoring sites and apps, or charging special fees that get passed along to consumers. Big Cable companies are pouring a ton of money into lobbying, misleading ads, and astroturf campaigns in an attempt to confuse the public. If they succeed, the Internet will never be the same.

#**[We’re joining an Internet-wide day of action (like the SOPA Blackout and the Internet Slowdown) on July 12th to help save net neutrality.](**

Regardless of your beliefs (or even whether or not you live in the US), this issue materially impacts all Reddit users: online communities like /r/Videos wouldn’t exist without the principles of net neutrality that foster creativity and innovation on the web. We’ve worked together to defend the Internet before, now we need to do it again.

It’s vital that we all engage in conversations about how we as redditors can organize together for July 12th to make sure that decision-makers in Washington, DC listen to real Internet users, not just telecom lobbyists.

[Reddit]( itself has agreed to participate in the day of action along with popular sites like [Amazon, Etsy, Kickstarter, Vimeo, GitHub, Mozilla, ]( and [Pornhub]( [>30 other subreddits]( have already joined too. It’s going to be big.

But there’s so much we can do together, from flooding the FCC and Congress with comments and phone calls to organizing in-person meetings with our lawmakers.

##**[Learn more about the day of action at](**


P.S. Check out John Oliver’s overview of the topic [here]( | [mirror for non-US users](

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  1. This is really important for the future of the internet, I hope more people realize how necessary it is that we take collective action if we want change.

  2. How often do we have to fight for this? Seems like shit like this will be law eventually. They’re just waiting for everyone to have a micro-sleep or something…

    I’m no idealist, but surely citizens shouldn’t have to keep voicing their opinions on the same subject every few months.

  3. What is actually going to be done on that day?

    I hope it’s like a complete blackout of the participating sites for at least some hours. This is really the only way you can garner attention and inconvenience people into giving signatures.

  4. Can there be a penalty to users on the ISPs involved with this push?

    For example, if reddit etc all had a banner that had at the top “your ISP wants to charge you more and slow your speeds” and enraged their users it may help stop these ISPs supporting these changes?

    They currently have no “hurt”‘ when supporting the changes, can’t the big sites make them feel something?

  5. Thanks mods, let’s do this! (again!)

    I really think that we need to make an even bigger impact this time around… multiple day blackout. Amazing how the power of an online people can rival/surpass a physical protest.

    Something like a Net neutrality video ‘post party’ ala United Airlines incident wouldn’t hurt. Mods would have to ban it first though, to get the full Streisand effect 😉

  6. Say NO to state-sanctioned internet. Look what happened in NK, Turkey, China. You can’t fucking copy paste your homework from Wikipedia because it’s blocked for spreading news infromation that the government doesn’t like.

    Current Liberal-Pushed Net Neutrality rules would GIVE THE CONTROL OF THE INTERNET TO THE GOVERNMENT.

    The government doesn’t like your blog? – Removed from the internet.

    The government doesn’t like that you whistleblew in your youtube video? – Youtube , or that video gets blocked.

    The government doesn’t like that you leak their cables detailing murder of civilians and torture of POW? => Your site shut down

    Net Neutrality is a TRAP, like the Paris Accord, to fool you using shiny words and “YOU ARE RACIST IF YOU DON’T AGREE WITH ME” SJW rhetoric.

    Netflix is not going to become slow. Twitch will not lag. But any website that the government doesn’t like WILL BE SHUT DOWN.

    TPP supporters are pushing this. Don’t fall for it. If “TPP is good” Hillary Clinton supports it, you know it’s bad.

  7. YEAH! You know what we should do? Give the government control over the internet by classifying it as a public utility!

    What could be the downside of giving more power over the internet to a federal agency that has clearly succumbed to regulatory capture? Especially when its all in an effort to stop something that doesn’t happen.

    Lets show those mean ISPs who is boss by letting them charge us by meter instead of monthly!

    Wow it feels good to be a rebel and fight the man!

    ^^P.S. ^^Make ^^sure ^^to ^^watch ^^Jon ^^Oliver ^^and ^^CPGrey’s ^^videos ^^on ^^this ^^topic ^^:D
    ^^they ^^are ^^hella ^^f***in ^^epic!

    How embarrassing for a site that rightly opposed SOPA/PIPA


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