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18 Spicy Memes For Everyone Mourning The Loss Of Net Neutrality

Well, it's official. Net Neutrality rules have been repealed and most of the internet is very, very unhappy. While we're still figuring out what this will mean for us netizens, let's look back at some of our favorite net neutrality and Ajit Pai memes. They're from a simpler time. An angry time. And angry times generally yield some quality memes.

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Ajit Pai Is Still Getting Brutally Roasted To By Net Neutrality Memes

If Ajit Pai thought the fire and the fury of netizens would be quick to die down, he was very wrong. Memers are still taking to photoshop and churning out all kinds of scathing images mocking the FCC chairman. This may be the only kind of cyber-bullying we can can behind. 

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This Webcomic About Deal Breakers Is Getting Meme'd To Hell And Back

Everyone draws the line somewhere when it comes to dating. It could be someone's career, their table manners, but most often, deal breakers are political. A Thai web comic from November that addresses these political limits has recently gone viral on Reddit and Imgur. 

In the comic, a man decides to forego having sex with his date after seeing a photo of Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban on her dresser. Crafty internet users have decided to make the comic a little more universal, incorporating themes that range from Flat Earth Theory to the Distracted Boyfriend meme. We've rounded up the cream of the crop for your viewing pleasure.

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Memers Are Desperately Trying To Save The Internet With Net Neutrality Memes

Net neutrality seems to be endangered every six months or so, and every time the threat becomes real, sites like Reddit and Imgur overflow with related content. The concept of net neutrality is simple: preserve equal treatment for all Internet data to keep an "open Internet" alive. This means ISPS cannot slow down or charge more for viewing specific content, such as social media sites or video streaming sites. 

Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai - who was the Associate General Counsel at Verizon from 2001 until 2003 - is seeking to end net neutrality, in an attempt to restore the Internet to the way it was in the 90's. We have to ask - what's the benefit of going back in time? Mozilla agrees. The company (of Firefox fame) says "If the FCC votes to roll back these net neutrality protections, they would end the internet as we know it, harming every day users and small businesses, eroding free speech, competition, innovation and user choice in the process." Sounds enticing. 

Reddit has long been a proponent of net neutrality, and its users, as well as the users of Imgur, have been churning out memes to educate Internet users on the subject. They range from genuinely informative to crude. As memes go, they're all pretty important.

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On Thursday, a 5-person FCC commission voted 3-2 to reclassify broadband internet as a public utility, much like water or electricity. This bars internet service providers from splitting the internet into "lanes," where customers' internet speeds would be based upon how much they were able to pay.

Now that the internet is a public utility, it is immune from such regulation in the same way that you don't have to pay for a "Premium Tap Water Package" where you only get a certain number of gallons of tap water to use per month. That's fantastic news, because let's face it, no one wants to live in '1984.'