Net neutrality safeguards democracy, the economy and national security

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Author(s) Catherine J.K. Sandoval
Source San Jose Mercury News
Date December 12, 2017
Quotes-start.png In addition to exacting economic tolls on internet communications, the FCC’s proposal increases risks to democracy. Congressional hearings conducted in October examined more than 3,000 ads Russian operatives bought on Facebook and other social media and advertising platforms during the 2016 election season. Paid priority weaponizes the ability to manipulate U.S. public opinion through the internet by accelerating some messages while others languish. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Net neutrality should be repealed on the topic Net neutrality in the United States.