5 Jun 2014
Comedian John Oliver now has his own comedy show on the HBO channel. This week Oliver tackled the issue of “net neutrality”, as encroaching corporate (and government) control over the internet threatens to reduce internet freedom. Oliver takes this grave issue – he calls it “boring” – and turns it into a hilarious sketch that educates the public about a threat we ignore at our peril. Net neutrality refers to all data being treated equally on the internet, making the internet “a weirdly level playing field,” says Oliver. But that’s about to change with the introduction of changes to America's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules - with grave implications for South Africa.
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