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'This is my Senator': Reddit users flood site with posts supporting net neutrality

Posted at 11:51 AM, Dec 01, 2017

With the Federal Communications Commission poised to end net neutrality, the way Americans use the internet could soon change drastically.

Dozens of tech companies have spoken out against the FCC's plan to allow internet service providers the ability to charge **, including Facebook, Google and Netflix. But few companies have been as outspoken for their support of net neutrality as Reedit.

RELATED: FCC chair unveils plan to repeal net neutrality

On Friday, net neutrality activists took over Reddit's front page, identifying Senators who took money from telecommunications lobbyists and applauding politicians who have long supported net neutrality.


These are my Senators. They stood up for me and my states right to a free and open internet.



These are our Senators. They sold our internet to the telecom lobby for a combined price of $53,650. from Nebraska



This is my Senator. He sold me, my fellow Hoosiers, and this nation to the telecom lobby for the price of $28,670 from Indiana



This is my Senator. He's fought hard to protect Net Neutrality. He also likes to touch butts. from minnesota


As of 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Friday, 20 of the 22 posts on Reddit's homepage were "This is my Senator" posts regarding net neutrality.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.