December 20, 2017 Bill Still

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FCC Chair Blasts YouTube, Facebook & Twitter

Wealth365 Summit - Largest Online Financial Conference, Jan. 15-20. SIGN UP NOW! Call them at: 262-299-6200; or Go to: Wealth365.com/bill to register for FREE. Good evening, I’m still reporting on: FCC Chair Blasts YouTube, Facebook & Twitter, 1915 Synopsis: The head of the Federal Communications Commission (FTC) is going after the big 3 social media companies – Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, because they: “…routinely block or discriminate against content they don’t like.” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai yesterday accused Twitter and other tech companies of pretending to want a free and open internet, but in actual fact, doing just the opposite for we, the little people. Pai revealed his plan to unravel the Obama-era net neutrality protections at a conference in Washington. The 2015 rules were intended to keep broadband providers from playing favorites with online content. But, according to Pai, it’s actually the big 3 social media giants which: “… are a much bigger actual threat to an open internet than broadband providers, especially when it comes to discrimination on the basis of [political] viewpoint.” Pai, recently appointed by President Trump to head the FCC, specifically criticized Twitter for a: “…double standard when it comes to suspending or de-verifying conservative users' accounts as opposed to those of liberal users.” He criticized Twitter for recently blocking a campaign ad run by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee. "When it comes to a free and open internet, Twitter is part of the problem." Pai also blasted a number of celebrities like Mark Ruffalo for criticizing the proposed changes. Ruffalo has said that the repeal of net neutrality would be a step towards authoritarianism. According to Pai: “Getting rid of government authority over the Internet is the exact opposite of authoritarianism.”

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