The internet looks different today.
Hundreds of companies and organizations, including several in Missouri, are rallying online in support of the “internet-wide day of action” to preserve net neutrality.”
Sites are displaying pop-up alerts, banners, ads and videos to raise public awareness of net neutrality.
The Federal Communications Commission, led by chairman Ajit Pai, is looking to overturn 2015 net neutrality regulations, which prevent internet service providers from interfering with web traffic, hurting rivals or favoring affiliated services.
On social media, several Missouri-based companies and organizations have voiced concerns about the adverse impact to the internet if the rules are overturned.
— TwitchKansasCity (@TwitchKCmidwest) July 12, 2017
— SEQWerks (@seqwerks) July 12, 2017
— DjangoGirls KC (@DjangoGirlsKC) July 12, 2017
— Joe’s Datacenter (@JoesDatacenter) July 12, 2017
— 39 West Press (@39WestPress) July 12, 2017
A number of Silicon Valley’s largest companies also took to Twitter to voice their support for net neutrality.
— Google (@Google) July 12, 2017
— Twitter PublicPolicy (@Policy) July 12, 2017
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 12, 2017
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, meanwhile, shared his thoughts about the issue using the social media platform he founded.