Fight for the Future: Expanding the internet's power for good
Fighting for a world where everyone can access the internet affordably, free of interference or censorship, and with full privacy.
In December 2016, the Federal Communications Commission voted to gut rules barring Internet providers from blocking or slowing rivals’ web traffic to favor their own content. Without these “net neutrality” rules in place, companies like Verizon and Comcast are free to control what we see and do online by “throttling” or blocking (essentially, censoring) websites that don’t pay jacked-up fees. The end result: a less inclusive, less pluralistic, less democratic Internet, and much less scope for creativity, innovation, and the free exchange of ideas online.
Fight for the Future’s mission is to ensure that the web continues to hold freedom of expression and creativity at its core. Via tech-enhanced civic campaigns that engage millions of people, the organization works to beat back attempts to limit basic rights and freedoms, and to empower people to demand technology (and policy) that serves their interests. Fight for the Future successfully pushed for the game-changing passage of net neutrality rules (a “First Amendment” for the Internet), and is now spearheading a campaigning to restore the rules against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization. They believe that “with the right approach and creative activism, the public interest can prevail over some of the most entrenched political forces in the world.”
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Fight for the Future