Thousands of websites plan massive online protest for July 12th. Other participants include Twitter, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, OK Cupid, Airbnb, Spotify, Mozilla, Etsy, Kickstarter, and Vimeo
Native Public Media has announced that it will participate in the growing Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality scheduled for July 12th 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, Facebook, Google, Airbnb, Kickstarter, Etsy, Vimeo, Mozilla, OK Cupid, Imgur, Medium, and dozens of other major sites are also participating.
Native Public Media and other participants will display a prominent message to our users on July 12 and encourage them to take action by contacting Congress and the FCC.
“Across Indian Country, our right to communicate depends on net neutrality and access to the Internet. Placing additional barriers on Internet access is unnecessary. Across Tribal communities, all of us who depend on a free and open Internet will suffer the greatest if the Internet becomes less accessible, less affordable, and governed by gatekeepers. Defending net neutrality is our human right,” states Loris A. Taylor, President/CEO of Native Public Media.
More than 70,000 people, sites, and organizations have signed on to the effort overall, and more announcements from major companies are expected in the coming days. Participants will display prominent messages on their homepages on July 12 or encourage users to take action in other ways, using push notifications, videos, social media, and emails.
See the announcement for the day of action here: https://battleforthenet.com/july12
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.”
Native Public Media is a national organization devoted to encouraging healthy, independent and engaged tribal communities through media access, control, and ownership. Currently, 60 Native owned and operated radio stations and a handful of television stations and projects serve Indian Country.