Hey guys- sorry for no memes recently. I’ll definitely be posting to catch up soon. But for now, I have something incredibly important for you guys. (Will continue into comments.)
the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) voted to repeal net neutrality
now, dont worry yet, because the Congress can overrule the fcc’s vote!
My congressman supports net neutrality, luckily.
let me just tell u a couple reasons why getting rid of net neutrality would be a dumb as hell decision.
1. Education. Schools would have to pay TWO DOLLARS per google search. Students need google to find research info for papers and projects!
2. Businesses. Many people advertise their businesses on social media, and if they have to pay a lot more money for advertising their business on social media its almost pointless bc its taking away profit from the business.
3. People who have personal online businesses. People on Etsy and other types of sites have businesses. Let’s talk about Artists- because i am an active person who follows artists on socials. There are many artists i know especially on instagram who advertise their work, and their source of income is when people commission them (pay them) to make stuff for them. If they can’t make money off of that, they’re gonna have to get another side job to pay to advertise their work online or they’ll have to give up art altogether.
4. Friends. Many people have friends they connect with on social media. Internet friends you may meet on online forums, long distance relationships, a friend who moved away to another place. Connecting with a coworker on a business trip! All this would suck if ppl had to pay 20 dollars or something to chat with a friend or a significant other.
5. Finally- suicide rates- specifically teens. Teens as we know these days are hella active on socials. I for an example, have many many online friends i don’t know irl but have connected with online over common interests and such. I’m not the only one with friends like this! Many teens connect with others online, be it a polite stranger or one of their followers. I know myself and many other teens may message a friend when im feeling depressed or anxious or can’t sleep,