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As of today it will likely be harder for Americans to access huge amounts of free adult entertainment, as internet service providers will have the option to control what users have the option to access.
Pornhub and YouPorn argued in favour of existing net neutrality regulations, as repealing them will change the way pornographic material can be accessed online - essentially meaning that it seems likely people will have to pay for porn in future.
Last year Pornhub viewers alone used 3,110 petabytes of bandwidth. Unsurprisingly, Twitter was not happy with the decision:
You guys know this net neutrality stuff is far more than just having to pay more for things like Twitter and porn. It is literally an attempt to end the free media and the flow of information.
- Police-hating Beyoncé (@chipmomma) December 14, 2017
If Net Neutrality gets repealed I'm going to sell flash drives with porn on em
- Moe (@lolmoemooe) December 14, 2017
3-2 vote to repeal net neutrality welp guys it's been fun, if you need me I'll be downloading enough books movies and porn to last my bloodline through the dark ages
- Zachary Fox (@zackfox) December 14, 2017
If net neutrality fails hope y'all know that means no more free porn
- cig_whore (@Breannagojcaj) December 14, 2017
The FCC voted to eliminate 2015's Open Internet Order and the net neutrality protections it established. The vote was three to two along party lines, with Chairman Ajit Pai and Republican Commissioners Brendan Carr and Michael O'Rielly voting in favor of the order, and Democratic Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel voting against.
"I dissent from this fiercely-spun, legally-lightweight, consumer-harming, corporate-enabling Destroying Internet Freedom Order," said Commissioner Clyburn, referring to the legislation that will replace net neutrality.
"There is a basic fallacy underlying the majority's actions and rhetoric today: the assumption of what is best for broadband providers is best for America.
"What saddens me is that the agency that is supposed to protect you is abandoning you, but what I am pleased to be able to say is the fight to save net neutrality does not end today. This agency does not have the final word. Thank goodness."
He was backed up by Commissioner Rosenworcel, who said: "I dissent from this rash decision to roll back net neutrality rules. I dissent from the corrupt process that has brought us to this point. And I dissent from the contempt this agency has shown our citizens in pursuing this path today.
"This decision puts the Federal Communications Commission on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of the law, and the wrong side of the American public."
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