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June 27th, 2017 News (Battle for Net Neutrality) 
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Here at MG we usually steer clear of political issues, but this one is big and could affect us all. On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Learn how you can join the protest and spread the word at https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/.

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What is net neutrality you ask? Think about your connection to the internet as a public highway. A highway has maximum speed limit, and the speed you can drive can vary based on various weather conditions, traffic, etc. Despite all this, a highway is a public service and is almost entirely paid for by your tax dollars. Net neutrality is what let’s the highway do its thing – let people drive to and from where they need to go without haggling them along the way. If the FCC gets its way, big companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T could gain the power to lower your speed limits, block access to certain places and charge other companies extra money (*cough*like MG*cough*) just to reach an audience.

The truth is, right now the new FCC Chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai has a plan to accomplish just that: destroying net neutrality and giving big cable companies immense control over what we see and do online. If we lose net neutrality, we could soon face an Internet where some of your favorite websites are forced into a slow lane online, while deep-pocketed companies who can afford expensive new “prioritization” fees have special fast lane access to Internet users – tilting the playing field in their favor.


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But on July 12th, McLeodGaming will be joining the rest of the Internet to stop them. Websites, Internet users, and online communities will stand tall, and sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality.

The Battle for the Net campaign will provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your friends, family, followers to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, the Internet community has shown time and time again that when we all join forces, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!

Learn more and join the action here: https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12

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f***, this also means they're taking our memes.
I knew it, FCC is an anti-Trump and they knew that the memes helped him to become president.
They're doing this to stop the memes, those bastards

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Lots of people would be very angry if they got rid of net neutrality. They won't be able to cover it up with their pathetic commercials. No matter how much money they spend I hope people will fight back and not get brainwashed.

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Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:34 am
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the internet isn't that autistic to be easily brainwashed.

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would you stop using that as an insult already :yoshi:
its 2017 for f*** sake


I really hope this FCC (would someone will me in on what exactly that is please?) doesnt get through with this though. I dont even want to imagine the future of online if this protest fails :blackmage:

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TSF|Skylar wrote:
its 2017 for f*** sake
he's right it's the CURRENT YEAR

RIGHT NOW, EVEN AS WE SPEAK IT IS CURRENTLY THE YEAR IT IS

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Term wrote:
TSF|Skylar wrote:
its 2017 for f*** sake
he's right it's the CURRENT YEAR

RIGHT NOW, EVEN AS WE SPEAK IT IS CURRENTLY THE YEAR IT IS


lol


On a different note, Id like to pull the grammar nazi for a second:

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Battle for Net Netruality


Im pretty sure thats not how you spell that :chibirobo:

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TSF|Skylar wrote:

On a different note, Id like to pull the grammar nazi for a second:

Cleod9 wrote:
Battle for Net Netruality


Im pretty sure thats not how you spell that :chibirobo:

Actually, it's spelled Neutrality. You're welcome.

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TSF|Skylar wrote:
would you stop using that as an insult already :yoshi:

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w-what else would i-i use
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o rly.


anyways i would really love to think that removing net neutruality is something done to stop the memes, considering trump was made president by having meme magic overflow him.
Kinda overthinking but that might be the reason.

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normies aren't woke enough to understand the power of memes + this fight has been going on much longer than Trump + I haven't heard his take on the issue but Trump is a moron (and rich) so he's almost certainly anti-neutrality

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WE MUST FIGHT THE FCC WITH ALL THE MEMES and responsive protests

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