Why Cher Is On The Front Lines In The Battle For Net Neutrality

November 29, 2017
Updated 3mo ago
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is moving forward with his plan to repeal the agency's net neutrality rules. In a hearing Tuesday, he went after celebrities, including Cher, who have been outspoken against his position on the issue. She and others such as Mark Ruffalo had tweeted that if Pai were successful, the Internet as we know it would go away. Chairman Pai asserted that these celebrities didn't know what they were talking about. In the hearing, he added that tech companies like Twitter and Facebook are not innocent bystanders in the fight over net neutrality. He asserted that these companies exercise as much control over content as carriers like Verizon and AT&T. Dana Wollman, Executive Editor at Engadget, discusses through the ongoing policy battle over the issue. She also explains how each outcome could impact everyday Americans.