The proposed $45-billion transaction has sparked social media solidarity among those who hate Comcast, Time Warner Cable or both.
Many users took to Twitter to complain about the potential merger, using hashtags such as “#Comcastsucks” “#Ihatecomcast” and “#monopoly.”
However, Comcast backlash is not new — websites have popped up over the last few years denouncing the company.
One such site, comcastsucks.org, has a simple message: “This site is dedicated to letting Comcast know what they need to do to (hopefully) become a responsible business entity.”
On Facebook, more than 12,000 users “like” a page called “COMCAST SUCKS!!!” created in 2010.
Time Warner Cable has also gotten a fair share of negativity online. Some social media users deem both cable companies are poor service providers.
With the magnitude of negative Tweets, it's safe to say, not everyone is happy the potential merger.
I HATE COMCAST WITH EVER FIBER OF MY BEING!!!! #Comcrapstic— SHERRI C (@Maxicat) February 13, 2014
I'm super excited about comcast buying time warner because I was worried TWC didn't hate me enough— Veronica de Souza (@HeyVeronica) February 13, 2014
I've decided to sell my Twitter feed to Comcast. #Monopoly— R. Brock Olson (@rbrockolson) February 13, 2014