Free Market Win: Yesterday’s “net neutrality” protest fizzled into a big yawn

Indian activists wear Guy Fawkes masks as they hold placards during a demonstration supporting net neutrality in 2015 (Photo: Getty)

Via Breitbart: Net Neutrality ‘Day of Action’ Fizzles into Big Yawn

The “Day of Action” for Net Neutrality, organized by the world’s biggest corporations for their own economic benefit, appears to be fizzling into a big yawn.

In the run-up to the July 12 online “Battle for the Net” to save Net Neutrality regulations from repeal by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Republican majority, Breitbart News reported the potential for the protest to morph into a 24-hour rage by viral organizations and criminal “hacktivist” wolf-packs.

But 18 hours into the heavily-promoted online rebellion funded by the Washington, D.C. corporate lobbyists for Amazon, Netflix, Facebook, Google, AT&T, Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, Mozilla, PornHub, Spotify, and Reddit, have not been able to prod the 100,000 interest groups they supposedly signed up to generate much in the way of rage.

Via Recode: If you blinked, you missed yesterday’s net neutrality protest

Organizers say they reached more than 10 million users, but some of the largest tech companies seemed to hold back.

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other companies, activists and startups that rallied in support of net neutrality on Wednesday probably aren’t going to stop the Trump administration from killing the rules currently on the government’s books.

But the organizers of the so-called “day of action” insist they reached more than 10 million users with their message, while generating at least 2.1 million comments urging the Federal Communications Commission to rethink its plans. That’s a drop in the bucket, seeing as the tech companies that took part in the protest reach billions of users every day — but the event’s planners stress that they’ve touched a nerve.

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