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Net Neutrality Protests Are Happening All Over America

With 4 more days until Federal Communications Commission (FCC) kills  net neutrality, protestors are doing what they can to keep net neutrality going. From petitions to protests, the fight for net neutrality is a united one. Net neutrality is the principle that all traffic on the Internet should be treated equally. 

 

On December 7, 2017 I attended a protest in front of the Verizon building in Bryant Park. The protest was safe and productive. We shouted, “Stand up, fight back, the internet is under attack.”

 

We can not let net neutrality end without a fight. Fair internet for all = Freedom of speech for all. Many young teens use the internet to express themselves and spread ideas. The internet is where we find the sites that continue to help us educate ourselves and build up our minds.

We need net neutrality because it gives everyone an equal right to share their stories on the internet. We live in a time period where constant changes need to be made therefore our voices need to be heard. Many of the websites on the internet are built up by people of color to help fight the intersectional discrimination that they face.

 

The ban of net neutrality will affect small businesses drastically because their sites will be hard to find and access. Blocking and slowing down data favors bigger sites over others. It is not okay therefore people from all age groups are protesting at several locations. Each signature on the net neutrality petitions matter. You can sign at net neutrality petitions in the link below or create your own:

https://www.change.org/p/save-net-neutrality-netneutrality 

Together, We can save Net Neutrality!

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I am a teen living in New York City. My interests include reading, writing, swimming, playing soccer, and spending time with friends and family. I love art museums and overall I enjoy learning new things.

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