Let’s be clear about last week’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling to repeal net neutrality or open internet. The vote, among political party lines, has less to do with creating an open market place where magnanimous frothing telecommunications ogres can compete equally with young brash mega-giant social media titans. Instead, this decision is part of an on-going war between telecoms and social media companies for control and dominance of the multi-billion dollar advertising market. And, the biggest causalities of this war, are the poor and the free marketplace of diverse thought and expression.
In 2015, the FCC passed the Open Internet Order which banned [...]