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Facebook and Google are demonstrating against changes to net neutrality

Facebook and Google are demonstrating against changes to net neutrality

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Google and Facebook have confirmed to participate in a large-scale protest against the American changes of net neutrality.

That reports Fortune. The two companies refused to have further details about their participation in the planned demonstration.

Several other large internet companies have also joined the protest on July 12. Companies like Netflix, Twitter, Amazon, Spotify and Reddit show on that day, a notification on the front page of their websites and apps. Thus, they want to show the world how the internet looks like without net neutrality.

In the notifications state, a declaration, as well as the well-known spinning wheel that indicates that a page is loading. Also, there may be a lock icon or a message that needs to be paid. The message is by users clicking away and appears only once.

Net neutrality

The demonstration is a response to the planned changes of the American communicatiewaakhond FCC regulations on net neutrality. Net neutrality ensures that all internet traffic equal treatment. Therefore, the access to legal content will not be blocked by providers, and they may parties not favoritism in exchange for money. The FCC wants those rules are flexible.

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