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djtverystablegenius 113 points ago +113 / -0

I barely survived the Net Neutrality repeal and now this?!?

Goozmania 3 points ago +7 / -4

Unpopular opinion here, but the net neutrality thing opens up the possibility of ISP's controlling what you view and controlling your bandwidth.

Companies have mostly chosen not to use this newfound power, because of things like cancel culture... But just because they haven't acted on it, doesn't mean it was a good thing. I place this act right alongside the Citizens United case which gave corporations rights as if they were actual people, which is ludicrous, to me... That is establishment republican stuff, not MAGA stuff.

MAGAlikeLINCOLN 1 point ago +2 / -1

How exactly can ISPs control what you view unless encryption is banned. And how exactly will society not collapse due to hackers if encryption is banned. You would no longer be able to do online banking, many online payments, all email and other communications would be hackable by man in the middle attacks.

If instead only traffic was allowed between certain accepted sites then overnight I think a mesh network would pop up where people would actually share and publish real content. Kind of like how a parallel economy is forming with sites like bitchute and gap and this very site we are using.

It isn't going to happen. Your opinion is completely based out of ignorance. I'm open to being corrected but you got to back up that opinion of yours.

Brave1884 2 points ago +2 / -0

They already do control what you view on the backend. Many ISPs already throttle or block vpns, they’ve threatened to block streaming services if they don’t pay them money for priority, etc. Say Apple decides it wants to get in the business of selling bandwidth, you don’t think they would prioritize there services over others?

MAGAlikeLINCOLN 1 point ago +1 / -0

Buying out VPN companies is not a solution. Once you can't access the site you want you just switch to another. The only reason it is hard now is because there is no base user demand for it. Also the economic structure currently doesn't make sense. Sites like Netflix are in essence arbitraging the providers and being subsidized by non users. Also imagine you're China. Putting bandwidth caps on everyone would actually make them less consumers of propaganda and the opiate media and more likely to become conscientious objectors to the regime. These are the same reasons why bitcoin can't be shut off.

To add, privacy can only get better. It is at the worst it has maybe ever been. Despite even more obtrusive data mining people have the power already to greatly improve their privacy. ISPs stsrting to censor might be the best thing that happens because consumers can so easily fight back and overnight will adopt much better security and privacy.