3 Steps to Being a Good US Internet Citizen, and why Reddit can suck it.

I’ll start with why Reddit can suck it:

I’m unable to post a petition anywhere that can get visibility because the mods keep taking the posts down. They say petitions about technology issues aren’t good for /r/technology or /r/politics. They want it in /r/bigprojects. /r/bigprojects has 300 readers.

Reddit is intentionally breeding apathy and distance between citizens and their government through faceless mods with no allegiance to the users or their plights, and the rules they have enacted to control and minimize the dissemination of information.

CALL TO ACTION: Sign this petition to call on the FCC to reclassify, and treat broadband like a communications service. Applying blocking and discrimination protections is well within the FCC’s power with this classification change.

Sign this petition.[1]
Like this Facebook.[2]
Tweet this tweet.[3]

From Matt Wood via Free Press:
There’s no path to a New Neutrality law passing in this Congress because this has become — oddly and incorrectly, but undeniably — a partisan issue. There could be bills moving this week, and even as soon as today, and energy behind such bills is not a bad thing. But the FCC is the only path to restoring these Net Neutrality principles.
Our petition (and several other groups’ petitions too) call on the FCC to reclassify, and treat broadband like a communications service. That’s already the law on the books, and that’s common sense. Applying blocking and discrimination protections is well within the FCC’s power, without passing a new law. More than a million people have already called on the agency to do just that.
The FCC will be under pressure from the other side too. Both Bush and Obama FCC chairs have messed this up in the past. But we can all make the FCC do the right thing this time if we work together.
Matt Wood Policy Director Free Press www.freepress.net[4]
This was the impetus of this post: http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/1wtd2h/att_patents_concept_to_detect_charge_more_for/cf5d1eo[5]

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