Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
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Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality is a world-wide day of awareness during which companies, thinkers and influencers from all over the internet urged people to write to the Federal Communication Commission regarding the proposed repeal of net neutrality protections.
In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reclassify broadband access as a public utility under Title II. The measure helped ensure net neutrality, which prevented ISPs from pursuing paid prioritization agreements for the so-called “fast-lane Internet” and give the governing body more regulatory powers over business activities of the broadband industry in the United States.
On April 26th, 2017, however, Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump named chairman of the FCC in January 2017, announced his plans to repeal the Title II measures.
On June 6th, numerous companies announced their participation in the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality. Started by the activist group Fight for the Future, the Day of Action would see more than 200 companies joining in support of net neutrality protections.
On July 12th, 2017, companies around the internet joined the day of action. Such companies as Netflix, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit and more posted banners, asking users to join the fight to save net neutrality.
2017 Meme War to Save Net Neutrality
On July 12th, 2017, Redditor ZAWGURN posted a notice about the Day of Action in the /r/DankMemes subreddit. The post (shown below), a Drakeposting featuring net neutrality related warnings, received more than 1,500 points (96% upvoted) and 45 comments in 24 hours. On the subreddit, many referred to is as "meme war."
That day, on the subreddit /r/MemeEconomy Redditor Pls_no_steal posted that "Save Net Neutrality memes are on the rise" along with another Drakeposting variation (shown below). The post received more than 30,000 points (89% upvoted) and 200 comments in 24 hours.
Throughout the day, more net neutrality memes flooded /r/DankMemes (examples below), urging people to go to the Battle for the Net website and write the FCC.
 Broadcasting Cable – FCC's Ajit Pai Launches Effort to Repeal Title II
 Variety – Reddit, Amazon, Vimeo Join Day of Action for Net Neutrality
 Fight for the Future – Homepage
 Battle for the Net – INTERNET-WIDE DAY OF ACTION TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY
 Reddit – Save Net Neutrality On July 12 at 🅱️attleforthenet.com
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