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Podcast: Lies, Damn Lies, and ISPs (and Health Care)

Be warned. This episode is our most political episode to date. We discuss the tactics being employed by anti-Net Neutrality forces, how they are taking this tactic from politicians lead, and how it’s destroying our system of government.

Show Notes

(2:20) Net Neutrality Day explained

What companies are doing – https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/12/15958030/net-neutrality-day-of-action-internet-companies-list

(7:10) The Big ISP attempt to Co-Op Net Neutrality by flat out lying.

AT&T – https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/11/15953912/att-fcc-net-neutrality-rules-protest

Comcast – http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/on-the-internet-day-of-action-comcast-supports-net-neutrality

Link to History of Net Neutrality – https://www.groundedreason.com/net-neutrality-need-know/

(12:50) How the Media enables this behavior and how to see through truth the lies of companies and politicians.

(23:00) How Big ISPs seem to be stealing their tactics from Politicians in Washington. We compare ISP tactics on Net Neutrality to the GOP’s current tactic on Healthcare to give real world example on using the Internet to find the truth behind a story. We do cover some aspects of the Healthcare bill to give you an idea of the lies and falsehoods that are surrounding this issue.

Links for this section

CBO report on health care bill – https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52849-hr1628senate.pdf

Medicaid Satisfaction – http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2016/may/aca-tracking-survey-access-to-care-and-satisfaction

Gallup poll on health care http://www.gallup.com/poll/186527/americans-government-health-plans-satisfied.aspx

(44:00) How equating actual news organization with conspiracy websites plays into the hand of those distorting the facts.

(48:00) How the purpose of the Healthcare bill is a lie, to begin with. We discuss how mindful opposition in calling out lies will negate their tactics.

(55:00) They even lie about the documented history of how past health care legislation occurred. http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/28/politics/supreme-court-health-timeline/. We point out the parallels between the games in Washington and the games Anti-Net Neutrality forces are playing.

We close on how propaganda tactics have infected our system of government and how dire the situation is and has an effect on all policy-making, tech and otherwise.

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