The Washington Examiner reports:
Sen. Ted Cruz sought to burn so-called “snowflakes” Thursday, mocking the Internet outrage over the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to repeal the so-called “net neutrality” regulations of the Obama era.
Using a slang label for people who take offense easily to a lack of political correctness, the Texas Republican indicated that the backlash to Thursday’s decision was due in part to people’s lack of understanding of a complicated technology issue.
Snowflake, believing online propaganda: “OMG w/o net neutrality, the Internet is gone!” Informed observer: “You know, the FCC issued that rule in 2015. The Internet grew up wonderfully free from govt regulation & this restores the status quo ante.” Snowflake: “Uh, never mind…”
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 15, 2017
So if the rule makes no difference, why did ISP companies spend $30 mill lobbying to change it?
— HaleyNMS (@haleynms) December 15, 2017
You know before net neutrality rules AT&T was ordered by a court to stop blocking FaceTime calls because they didn’t want Apple to compete with their video service? It’s not about tweets costing a dollar, it’s about not being able to access twitter at all.
— LukeSironskiWhite (@LukeSirWhite) December 15, 2017
Government regulations have protected the internet since the dial-up days, you slobbering boob. It’s the reason you can stream your vanilla-ass mom porn just as freely as you can tweet complete and utter bullshit like this. Go gargle on Trump’s balls and stay out of this.
— Rob #RIPNetNeutrality Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) December 15, 2017
Ted, let me put the issue as succinctly as possible. pic.twitter.com/QXsr2qWSAp
— Eoin Jinglins ☃❄ 🦌 (@EoinHiggins_) December 15, 2017