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What the 'Internet Slowdown' missed about Net neutrality
What the 'Internet Slowdown' missed about Net neutrality

Remember the day the Internet went dark, kinda sorta? Thousands of popular websites blacked out at least part of their content in January 2012 to raise awareness of (and opposition to) PIPA and SOPA, a pair of overbroad bills in Congress to curb piracy on foreign-based sites. The activists behind the blackout reprised the tactic Wednesday, persuading a range of sites to warn the public about a looming "Internet slowdown." The threat this time comes from the Federal Communications Commission, which has proposed a new rule on Net neutrality. Keeping an open Internet is crucial to society, a point that both The Times' editorial board and I have made multiple times over the...

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