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November 17th, 2014
04:12 PM ET

How comedians like John Oliver helped teach the public about 'net neutrality'

President Obama wants action on Internet regulation. Why now? Hear from Tim Wu, the Columbia law professor who coined the term "net neutrality" 11 years ago.

Wu says comedians like John Oliver deserve "a lot of credit" for raising public awareness about the issue.

"Look, I like to think that our fascinating speeches make a difference, but sometimes comedians are more effective," Wu said.

Also: in this web-exclusive video, Wu describes the "biggest misconception" about net neutrality:


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  1. Robert E. McKillop

    Internet freedom is just that -Freedom!! Allowing greater government interference curtails the small start-up firms which would never have a chance to prosper. The giants who provide the service are a bit paranoid of legitimate competition. Allowing them the right to regulate streaming speeds will stymie free speech and healthy competition. This is a government power grab because it is in the nature of governments to do so. Governments will grab power whenever it gets the chance. Politicians cant help themselves.
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    May 9, 2017 at 6:49 pm | Reply
  2. mccainin4

    I sent Ted Cruz an email stating his errors about Net Neutrality.

    All I got back was chat from Lilly Tomlin to "Please Deposit 5 cents to deliver this message"

    #ThankTheodoreForBreakingTheInternet

    November 18, 2014 at 12:13 pm | Reply

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