Everybody Wants to Regulate the Internet Except Ajit Pai: Podcast
One year after Net Neutrality, connection speed is up, the discrimination critics feared is non-existent, and the debate about Internet regulation is abysmal.
Sometimes it's worth divining lessons from a news story in which man stubbornly refuses to bite dog. Such is the case with the one-year anniversary of the Federal Communications Commission ending the set of regulations misleadingly known as "net neutrality." The predicted ensuing clampdown never materialized, and instead way too much of the political spectrum has moved on to calling for other sectors of the federal government to…uh, clamp down on internet-related companies.
So kicks off the discussion on the Monday editors' roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast, featuring Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and me. We delve into social media hearings, Section 230 semiotics, and (sadly!) stupid Donald Trump tweets. The gang also gets in a bit of contentious funerealism over the demise of The Weekly Standard, so do stick around until the end.
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Audio production by Ian Keyser.
Relevant links from the show:
"One Year Ago Today, the FCC Killed the Internet," by Eric Boehm
"California Imposed Its Own 'Net Neutrality' Law. The Feds Aren't Happy About It," by Declan McCullagh
"Net Neutrality Is Officially Dead. That's a Victory for Free Speech," by Nick Gillespie
"Internet Cop," by Peter Suderman
"Are You Ready for the 'Inevitable' Clampdown on Tech and the Media?" by Nick Gillespie
"Expect More Conservative Purges on Social Media If Republicans Target Section 230," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
"Making the Fairness Doctrine Great Again," by Thomas Winslow Hazlett
"The Weekly Standard turns 10," by W. James Antle, III
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