Locals protest repeal of net neutrality
YAKIMA, Wash.-- The recent Federal Communications Commission vote to repeal net neutrality rules has some people up in arms.
A group of locals got together to make their voices heard.
Kristen Burke was at the corner of Nob Hill and 16th Avenue, protesting what she says is a disaster for democracy and internet users, in general. She says she fears censorship.
“It’s crazy. It makes me feel angry. It makes me upset that I have to be out here in the cold, protesting basic rights,” said Burke.
The FCC voted to do away with rules that require internet providers to treat all online content equally.
This move will allow them to block or slow down access to online content and prioritize their own.