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  •  Also, FCC "standards" regulations could apply. (1+ / 0-)
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    For us at Daily Kos, getting shoved into the "slow lane" (or "kicked up to premium" in cable jargon) is a straight-up existential threat to be sure.

    Meanwhile Google, which owns YouTube, is very tight with Verizon these days. Dicking around with how the FCC regulates Internet traffic — particularly re-classifying it as "transmission" (like TV/radio) rather than "communication" (like the phone) — could easily result in large swaths of YouTubers being censored & criminally fined for "obscenity" for the slightest "hells" & "damns" (in order to make YouTube comply with the same "standards & practices" as television).

    "Be careful what you wish for" indeed.

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