Dem Think Tank Sneakily Teamed Up With AT&T to Fight Net Neutrality

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Last week we learned about an astroturf campaign AT&T funded that sought to dupe citizens into supporting a phony net neutrality “protection” law. This week we learned more about who’s behind it: a so-called Democratic Party-affiliated think tank called the Progressive Policy Institute. They’re a think tank in bed with internet service providers like AT&T and assisted them with their astroturf campaign.


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  • Soulplexis
    Posted at 04:20h, 11 February

    so the FCC won't let me be or let me be me so let me see

  • David Powell
    Posted at 04:25h, 11 February

    Keep up the good fight! I enjoy watching your videos every day. I recommend your website to all my Corporate Democratic friends and as you might expect, ZERO think it is fair and balanced because MSNBC doesn't talk about this. Thus, continuing my question of which is worse? Republicans or Corporate Democrats?

  • billyhatcher643
    Posted at 05:22h, 11 February

    thoes dumbfucks need to call themselves republicans theyre no logner democrats theyre regressive republicans

  • CeltadzManicure
    Posted at 05:26h, 11 February

    How despicable. Vote out every last member of Congress who sided with Pai and the other corporate henchmen.

  • dust pan
    Posted at 05:27h, 11 February

    keep up the net neutrality discussion m8! What they want more then anything is for all this to blow over so they can start at us again.

  • Otaku Deity
    Posted at 05:47h, 11 February

    Let's keep fighting people. We can't let our freedom be taken away from us. Keep calling your reps explain to your family and friends who may not know what net neutrality is what it allows. We need to win this. Freedom is not a partisan issue, we all deserve freedom, whether it be out in the real world or on the internet. We all rely on net neutrality, it allows us all voice our opinions and be heard, share and receive information without interruptions in service or excess fees. So lets keep fighting so we can save and maintain the internet we all rely on.

  • Ymr Bleav
    Posted at 06:18h, 11 February

    Wow! I'm literally speechless! They have completely lowered their own standard's for sure!!! UNFUCKENBELIEVABLE!!!

  • Lawrence Taylor
    Posted at 06:37h, 11 February

    Good job, Mike. I now live in Europe but I think we should also be aware that what happens in America comes back to bite Europe in the butt. 3rd world countries have better Wi-Fi than Germany,France, Switzerland.

  • Moonfall production
    Posted at 06:38h, 11 February



  • ThePoopBandit
    Posted at 06:50h, 11 February

    Petition to send Ajit Pai to the guillotine

  • Gilian Rüsterholz
    Posted at 07:22h, 11 February

    I'm starting to feel like that the country where modern (representative) democracy came from is slowly destroying that.

    Posted at 07:56h, 11 February

    I love money but I wouldn't fuck with the internet

  • Black Magus
    Posted at 08:54h, 11 February

    We don't need Title 2, we do need REAL laws supporting Net Neutrality .. just, not this sham. We need real, lasting and more permanent laws to ensure we have real protection. But we know that isn't going to happen.

  • haKurei kura
    Posted at 09:29h, 11 February

    we should kill them, if you use laws, they will just find a loophole, killing anyone who wants to destroy net neutrality should put a stop to that bullshit. really, it is against the law to kill, but the reason why people suffer is because they let the very people who will let them suffer live. from what i learned in chinese novels you can only deal with shameless people by being shameless… if you use goodness on evil you will just be the losing party. the good always triumphs over evil is just something that happens in a tv series, not in reality. letting corrupt politicians live will just turn your country in to a bigger shit hole…

  • ECSRice
    Posted at 09:52h, 11 February

    This is not a breaking story just another example of why Hillary voters were wrong, why the Dems are the loyal opposition designed to prevent revolution if you are truly left and you stick with the Democrats you are the problem, you are watering down and destroying the revolution, it will not progress at all if people who actually believe in it will not vote for it meaning outside the establishment

  • the hat club Esplin
    Posted at 10:17h, 11 February

    If bad comes to worse
    I'll just tell
    ISIS to put the bombs

  • Poke Fan_Amour123
    Posted at 10:29h, 11 February

    can you stop giving bad news Mike your not helping yk

  • Abel Amaya
    Posted at 10:46h, 11 February

    I love this guy..what a warrior..

  • Abel Amaya
    Posted at 10:47h, 11 February

    Dude thank you !

  • Antman4656
    Posted at 11:01h, 11 February

    We are beginning to see how the sausage is made inside the oligharchy.

  • Edward Kayy
    Posted at 11:01h, 11 February

    Big surprise! Our political apparatus is working against us in a different capacity…

  • Nep Pool
    Posted at 11:09h, 11 February

    Lets hope paiboy gets assassinated

  • sparkshadowtiger
    Posted at 11:49h, 11 February

    Reads title*GOTCHA BITCH XD

  • Hillary Clinton paid shill #4269
    Posted at 12:02h, 11 February

    This is not the most pressing issue to our country. Russia has been using the internet to hack our elections and spread racist, misogynistic propaganda.

  • Iron Duncan The Internal Creator
    Posted at 12:24h, 11 February

    Snakes! Don't even think for one second that you can deceive us FCC.

  • Nelson The N
    Posted at 13:16h, 11 February

    The humanist report is the #1 news source in the internet

  • Cameron Buckley
    Posted at 13:47h, 11 February

    Fucking ajit shit stop fucking with my internet

  • Richard Owen
    Posted at 13:58h, 11 February

    I have frontier in FL and Netflix is sometimes blurry and more buffering than before.

  • Bibasik7
    Posted at 16:08h, 11 February

    AT&T fighting net neutrality?

  • - Flamie
    Posted at 16:26h, 11 February

    They all want is more money

  • Mkl 01
    Posted at 17:40h, 11 February

    Democratic party think tank?!?  Better called "Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda".   "Think tanks" are purely to push propaganda of the corporations that fund them.  If it were actually democratic and popular why would they need a think tank?   Don't fall for that reasonable sounding name, "think tank".  Clever propaganda title… sick.

  • Marcus Nicholsen
    Posted at 17:58h, 11 February

    Aren't you Americans running out of time on the ability to execute a CRA? I could have sworn there was a time limit to it?

  • Mag3 Michael
    Posted at 21:14h, 11 February

    It’s not a secret anymore

  • Bongwyre2112
    Posted at 21:24h, 11 February

    Tell AT&T's president what you think

  • Return of Zeus
    Posted at 21:33h, 11 February

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  • 【Cogfell Straithe】
    Posted at 21:36h, 11 February

    I'm glad you're keeping us up to date with the Net Neutrality case.

  • Frank J.J. Style
    Posted at 23:12h, 11 February

    Fuck Democrat and Fuck Republican
    Long Live Independent

  • fez
    Posted at 23:57h, 11 February

    PPI has a YouTube channel. Show then how much you hate them.