July 11, 2017
Thousands of websites plan massive online protest for July 12. Other participants include Twitter, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, OK Cupid, Mozilla, Etsy, Kickstarter and Vimeo.
Voqal will participate in the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality tomorrow, July 12 to oppose the FCC’s plan to slash Title II, the legal foundation for net neutrality rules that protect online free speech and innovation. Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, Amazon, Kickstarter, Etsy, Vimeo, Mozilla, OK Cupid, Imgur, Medium and dozens of other major sites are also participating.
Voqal and other participants will display a prominent message tomorrow and encourage everyone to take action by contacting Congress and the FCC.
More than 50,000 people, sites and organizations have signed on to the effort. In addition to displaying highly visible messages, participants will encourage users to take action in other ways, using push notifications, videos, social media and emails.
The effort is led by many of the grassroots groups behind the largest online protests in history including the SOPA blackout and the Internet Slowdown.
“If we lose net neutrality, the internet will never be the same,” said Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, one of the leading groups behind the protest, “No one wants their cable company to have control over what they can see and do online. Internet users know that their freedom is worth fighting for, and on July 12, we’ll fight to win.”
See the announcement for the day of action here: https://battleforthenet.com/july12