Freedom for all.. Or not

This is a continuation of my last post about the way the Internet democratizes the media, social activism, and politics.

This would happen if ISPs had it their way.

 

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I am all for saving the internet, so look at this site to see how you can stop mergers (this prevents the development of a monopolistic Internet) and create real neutrality on the net.

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Feeling a little scholarly? Take a look at this article arguing over whether the Internet is a an open market, or a monopolistic competition.

Additionally, we see social media becoming increasingly important in politics. This effect is similar to the introduction of the television and the beginning of televised presidential elections (not only did you have to be qualified for the position, but the way you held yourself, and your appearance also affected your chance at winning the position). If you want to learn more about the effects of the Internet on politics take a look at this video (note: the video is a little long):

 

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