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Podcast: Trump Vs. Clinton – Internet Policy

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Show Notes

Dennis and Joel have a lengthy discussion about the difference of opinion between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on issues concerning the Internet. Below are various links and information regarding topics discussed on today’s episode.

Net Neutrality Rules the FCC enacted


The Fairness Doctrine–an FCC policy from the late ’40s that said broadcasters must present issues in an honest, equitable, and balanced way–was eliminated in 1987. It has nothing to do with Net neutrality.

As one pundit noted, “How keeping the Internet accessible to everyone is somehow a power grab, or how it will somehow oppress conservatives, is beyond us. The Fairness Doctrine required equal time for opposing views; Net neutrality allows any idiot to use the Internet however he so chooses, without having to pay extra fees in order for people to actually see it..”

Clinton –  Co-sponsored a bill in 2007 to attempt to fix the FCC original mistake in 2005

•Broadband service providers shall not interfere with the ability of any person to use a broadband service to access or offer any lawful content via the Internet;

•only prioritize content or services based on the type of content or services and the level of service purchased by the user, without charge for such prioritization.

Clinton pledged to defend the FCC’s net neutrality rules in court and continue to enforce them.

U.S. Internet Transition Plan of ICANN

Snopes article on the ICANN – http://www.snopes.com/2016/08/19/america-to-hand-off-internet/

SOPA – http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/17/technology/sopa_explained/

Clinton plan https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/factsheets/2016/06/27/hillary-clintons-initiative-on-technology-innovation/

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