Today, many of your favorite websites are offering a harrowing glimpse into the future of the Internet. As the FCC — under the direction of Verizon puppet Ajit Pai — prepares to gut net neutrality, advocacy group Fight for the Future (no, not the X-Files movie) is asking you to fight back.
With its “Break the Internet” campaign, Fight for the Future is asking ’net surfers everywhere, from casual users to major websites, to announce loudly the importance of saving net neutrality. For example, several high-traffic websites — including Reddit, Tumblr and Patreon — will be adding pop-ups warning of the dangers of a closed Internet, like throttled loading speeds and directions to upgrade their internet package to access certain sites.
Fight for the Future is asking you to do your part, too, whether it’s tweeting every 10 or so minutes about the repeal, changing your relationship status on Facebook to “married to the free and open internet” or updating your LinkedIn page to include such experience as “defending the free and open internet.”
Net neutrality is a non-partisan issue, and we urge you to make your voice heard in defending it. And before you roll your eyes and go back to that incognito tab, we should tell you: Even Pornhub knows what’s up.