Why Do Edward Snowden's Supporters Want More Government Control Over the Internet?


Rock 1997

Why did the same Internet activists who rally against government in the name of privacy turn around and rally in favor of it when it comes to data prioritization arrangements? Partly because of a deep-seated and wholly understandable dislike of ISP giants. But one problem with today's (and yesterday's) complaints about ISP giants, notes Reason magazine Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch, is that they discount the more competitive developments coming tomorrow—if government gets the hell out of the way.