Obama Sent Reddit a Hand-Written Note to Thank Users for Net Neutrality Push
While you were all engrossed by CPAC and rampant llamas, the Federal Communications Commission today voted in favor of new net neutrality regulations that, if fully implemented, would mean internet service providers could not discriminate in which sites and services customers would get access to.
Websites like Reddit were at the forefront of net neutrality advocacy, and President Obama even voiced support of it months ago.
So today, the president actually thanked Reddit directly in this hand-written note:
"Thanks Redditors! Wish I could upvote every one of you for helping to keep the internet open and free." —Obama pic.twitter.com/qPP9VPTo6a
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 26, 2015
Obama also sent a longer message to Reddit’s blog, where site co-founder Alexis Ohanian posted it in full:
Earlier today, the FCC voted to protect a free and open internet — the kind of internet that allows entrepreneurs to thrive and debates over duck-sized horses and horse-sized ducks to persist.
This would not have happened without the activism and engagement of millions of Americans like you. And that was a direct result of communities like reddit.
So to all the redditors who participated in this movement, I have a simple message: Thank you.
—President Barack Obama
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