Are we all wrong about Net Neutrality?

A more closer look at the concept of Net Neutrality is necessary to form an unbiased opinion




In case you’re not familiar with the concept of Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is a set of rules that protects the openness of the internet. It preserves our right to communicate freely online without any control from big companies like Comcast & Verizon.

Does it really?

Recently, I came across a video published by 171IL, a YouTube channel that tries to discuss sensitive topics by taking into account mostly raw information and facts. 171IL attempts to present a more clear and unbiased, to an extend, view on the bloated topic of Net Neutrality.

“..the public’s perception of the issue is horrifically unhinged..”

During his video he explains how the constant referment to the preservation of Net Neutrality as “common sense” from the majority of online media and influencers has blinded the public. This attitude lead to the creation of a toxic atmosphere where a healthy discussion on the topic is almost impossible to take place.

Didn’t convince me, but..

He makes valid points and presents information that help clear up some misconceptions about the concept of Net Neutrality. Nethertheless he didn’t really convince me to switch sides. I strongly believe that Net Neutrality prevents any kind of malicious attempt to control the Internet. I understand that selectively changing the rate of information transactions is sometimes necessary (like the case of BitTorrent), but I believe that solutions can be implemented through the route of technological or algorithmic advancements, just like they always have in the past. Despite my personal opinion, I strongly advise you to watch his entire video to form a more solid understanding of the subject and then decide for yourself where you stand

His video




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