“If you want to do something evil put it inside something boring. Apple could put the entire text of “Mein Kampf” inside the iTunes user agreement and you’d just go: Agree. Agree. Agree.” “Mein Kampf,” according to former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver’s metaphor, is the end of net neutrality. The iTunes user agreement is FCC hearings convening this year to establish a two-tier Internet system: a fast lane for those who can pay and another lane for those who can’t. The proposed Internet overhaul, advocates say, will strip Davids of their slingshots and cede ground to Goliath companies like Comcast. And that’s why in just 13 minutes, John Oliver in his new HBO show explains why the term “net neutrality” should hereafter be known as, “preventing cable company fuckery.”
Check out the clip from last night’s episode. Stay tuned to the end, where Oliver lets you know how you can do something about it. And learn more about the revolving door between companies like Comcast and the FCC.