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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