December 12 was Break the Internet Day. Many organizations protested the repeal of net neutrality rules in the USA. One such organization is Greenpeace. Greenpeace is a non-governmental conservation organization that is frequently in the news for its activism. They support net neutrality because it affects activism. Activism has played a major role in ending slavery, challenging dictatorships, protecting workers from exploitation, protecting the environment, promoting equality for women, opposing racism, and many other important issues.
Imagine an individual(s) or a group that wants to start a movement to protect our environment or our people and are unable to because it cannot afford to. This would be the situation if net neutrality rules are repealed.
Want to understand what net neutrality really means? Here’s an article that weighs the pros and cons of it.