Why You Rarely Hear About Net Neutrality

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NBC REALLY doesn’t want to talk about net neutrality. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

"Comcast Corporation has spent millions of dollars on Congressional lobbying on the issue of net neutrality the last several years, without its three news departments — NBC News, CNBC and MSNBC — disclosing their company’s spending on the online provision, according to an investigation by TYT Politics.

Comcast is one of the biggest critics of net neutrality in its current form, since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reclassify broadband, from Internet Service Providers (ISPs), as a telecommunications service in 2015. But you would not be aware of the media giant’s apprehension towards the popular internet rule if you followed their news departments over the last couple of years. Nor would you be cognizant of Comcast’s lavish lobbyist spending on the online provision—before and after the election of Donald Trump to the White House—if you watched the coverage of their news programming.”*

Read more here: https://medium.com/theyoungturks/comcast-spends-millions-in-lobbying-on-net-neutrality-without-their-news-networks-disclosing-their-499b3d9cb6dd

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