BET: Organizers Against Police Brutality Meet With Congress and FCC on Net Neutrality
Social media has played a key role in spreading the news about what's happening on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, following the killing of Michael Brown and in organizing protests against police brutality nationally.
There were more than 18 million tweets about the Ferguson protests in August, according to Twitter. Net neutrality — free and open Internet — has allowed social media to remain accessible for users to push conversations at this massive level.
On Friday, a group of activists known as the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAGNet) met with Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel to explain why a free and open Internet is essential to their mission.
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