Facebook to the Rescue: Zuckerberg & Co. Side With the Rest of Us

You’re a tech-savvy poweruser of most impressive internets, so I won’t remind you of Google and Verizon’s plans to destroy the internet. The internet must remain free, but who will root for the little guy? Apparently, Facebook will.

“Facebook continues to support principles of net neutrality for both landline and wireless networks,” said Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes. “Preserving an open Internet that is accessible to innovators — regardless of their size or wealth — will promote a vibrant and competitive marketplace where consumers have ultimate control over the content and services delivered through their Internet connections.”

Well said, Andy. Sure, it probably helps that Facebook is threatened by Google Me, and that this Verizon pact would spell bigger trouble still for Zuckerberg and friends, but even so, we appreciate Facebook’s white-knighting of the everyman. Hell, against Google, we’ll need all the help we can get.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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  • Henry Walker

    Of course they are for net neutrality. They can attempt to invade the privacy of many more people that way.