The Battle for the Net, A Net Neutrality Awareness Campaign Featuring Symbolic ‘Loading’ Icons

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The Battle for the Net is a net neutrality awareness campaign culminating in the Internet Slowdown, taking place September 10th, 2014, that features symbolic “loading” icons. The campaign, organized by The Free Press, Fight for the Future, Demand Progress, and TKTKTK, pits Team Cable — Internet providers like Comcast and Verizon — versus Team Internet — companies and organizations like Kickstarter and the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as people in general — in the battle over the future of net neutrality.

Sites can participate by adding a snippet of code that prompts visitors to sign a citizen letter in support of net neutrality, and interested people can use one of a group of Twitter avatars to show solidarity and share images in support of the campaign. More on ways to participate in the Internet Slowdown is available via the Battle for the Net website.

Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite sites, for profit. To fight back, let’s cover the web with symbolic “loading” icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of emails and calls to lawmakers.
Are you in?

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Host John Oliver Explains Net Neutrality on ‘Last Week Tonight’

images via Battle for Net Neutrality

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