The best tweets from #BreakTheInternet protest against Pai's net neutrality plan

Fearless, informative and... cats?
Net Neutrality Protest
The Net Neutrality protest is well under way before tomorrow's FCC vote. Photo: BattleFortheNet.com

#BreakTheInternet. No, I’m not talking about Kim Kardashian’s backside on the cover of PAPER magazine. I’m talking about the web-wide protest to stop the FCC from repealing net neutrality laws.

 

The campaign started on Tuesday, and organizers have asked people to essentially “Break the Internet” by flooding their newsfeeds 48 hours leading up to the vote scheduled for Thursday. Participants have openly (and relentlessly) expressed opposition to chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to scrap laws making the Internet accessible and, ultimately, a free space for the public.

 

"We have just days," the campaign site, BattleforTheNet.com, reads. “The FCC is about to vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet—and only an avalanche of calls to Congress can stop it. So until the December 14th vote, 'Break the Internet' on your site, with your profile picture, on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, reddit, Tumblr, Youtube or in whatever wild creative way you can to get your audience to contact Congress. That’s how we win. Are you in?"

 

There are many ways to partake. Protesters can change their profile pictures to angry emojis (provided on the site), upload banners to personal or professional pages and use hashtags like #BreakTheInternet, #NetNeutrality, #StopTheFCC and #SaveNetNeutrality in social media posts. 

Organizers even provided templates for tweets in a spreadsheet — copy, paste, done — as well as a list of helpful tips explaining how to share your thoughts most effectively on each social platform. (My favorite? Setting your job as "Defending Net Neutrality" on LinkedIn.) 

There’s only one day left until the FCC vote on Dec. 14, and the protest continues. Here are the best #BreakTheInternet tweets so far. 

Informative

Cats?

Fearless

 

This was actually projected on the FCC building:

 

Want to do more? Call the FCC at 202-759-7766 or text RESIST to 50409. 

 
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