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Twitter on Net Neutrality Repeal: 'A Body Blow to Innovation'

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 04:02 PM

Reaction flooded onto Twitter Wednesday after the Federal Communications Commission decided to repeal most net neutrality rules — including from Twitter itself.

Netflix warned of a "longer legal battle ahead."

On Capitol Hill, Sen. Ed Markey, D-MA, promised legislation to undo the FCC's decision — and vowed "this fight is far from over," while Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., likened the FCC to a "wrecking ball."

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., made liberal use of emojis to sum up reaction, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., used his words, calling it an "egregious attack on our democracy."

Celebrities weighed in as well.

Mark Ruffalo scolded the FCC, telling its members, "You work for the people of the US now, not the telecoms."

"Sofia The First" actor Grayson Hunter Goss urged that Americans "should be mad."

Singer Margo Price included a phone number for Congress for people to call and complain about the decision.

Facebook COO Sherl Sandberg posted her reaction, calling the decision "disappointing and harmful."

The stealth artist Banksy used a financial incentive to push back on the rules' rollback.

Actress Alyssa Milano was livid.

But one conservative poster mocked all the negative reaction.

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