[ExI] Section 230 and Antitrust

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Sun Jan 17 19:41:49 UTC 2021

 > On 2021-1-17 08:47, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat wrote:
 >>> Lest anyone forget/not know the nuance: Net Neutrality was a
 >>> standard that forced ISPs to allow all content to go through
 >>> equally, regardless of who owned who.

That is, ISPs were forbidden to prioritize the packets they relay 
according to source.  Netflix, for example, could not buy preferential 
access to make movies smoother.  (I have no idea whether they do.)

 >>> Removing that was part of Trump's FCC's staff's priorities, with
 >>> dreams of corporate media shutting down small, independent,
 >>> liberal voices.  They never imagined the most high-profile use
 >>> would be when it was turned against their side.

 > On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 10:31 AM Anton Sherwood wrote:
 >> Has it been used against them?  Without NN, do packets from AWS or
 >> Twitter or Facebook get higher priority in relays?

On 2021-1-17 11:14, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat wrote:
 > "Them/they" being the conservative legislators in this case,
 > not Amazon/Twitter/Facebook.

Are ISPs detecting conservative content and making it travel slower?
Are Twitter (etc) competitors that cater to conservatives being 
throttled by ISPs?

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