Internet Users Beware: Marsha Blackburn --- a Diehard Net Neutrality Foe --- Is Now in Charge of a Powerful House Subcommittee
Originally published: January 10, 2017
Last updated: January 10, 2017 - 5:02pm
Bad news: Rep Marsha Blackburn (R–TN) is the new chair of the House Communications Subcommittee. That’s the body charged with overseeing the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission, and it’s supposed to ensure that everyone has access to open and affordable communications tools — no matter who they are or where they live. Here are a few of Rep Blackburn’s greatest hits:
1. She’s leading the fight to kill Net Neutrality.
2. She was one of SOPA’s most vocal supporters (and maybe still is).
3. She wants Comcast to censor your news.
4. She wants to take Lifeline phone and internet service away from people who can’t otherwise get affordable connections.
5. She wants to kill community broadband networks.
6. She wants to stop the FCC from protecting your privacy online.
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