The administration of Joe Biden, the new U.S. president, is beginning to undo all the changes that took place under Donald Trump. Unfortunately, corporations will now have even more power.
Donald Trump and his team repealed net neutrality in 2017. While at first glance it may seem like they have made an assault on the freedom of the global web, they have actually taken power out of the hands of giants like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Twitter and turned it over to Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
At the time, the FCC (U.S. Federal Communications Commission) explained that the Internet giants who run Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. only care about sky-high profits and a global monopoly, which is a huge threat to the freedom and independence of the Internet. The FCC’s action was to end this practice and transfer power over the network to telecom operators and telecommunications providers, who will be able to develop it much faster and fairer for ordinary users than has been the case so far.
It’s no secret that Google, Twitter, or Facebook block uncomfortable content every day without any objection or remorse and promote the content they are generously paid to promote. Is this fair or in any way related to freedom? No! Consequently, they can’t be given power over the Internet.
These giant corporations have constantly lamented that Donald Trump’s government and operators are preventing access to their websites and services, which create one big sham on the web that promotes a reality that conforms to their sick ideology.
Unfortunately, with a new U.S. president, his administration, and a new FCC chief in Jessica Rosenworcel, we will be in a time where megacorporations will have unlimited power over the net. We can now expect that in the near future, the giants will block Facebook accounts, Twitter accounts, and content on the Google search engine with even greater fury, and censor anything that seems inconvenient or inciting hatred.
In fact, we ordinary Internet users will once again become victims of the struggle for money and power. Thus, year after year the Internet is becoming an even bigger breeding ground for commerce and lies. Now things can only change for the worse. We can only hope that these nefarious plans can be stopped by projects such as those created by the father of the global web, Tim Berners-Lee