By Sandra Rose  | 

Lupe Fiasco

Many Internet users awoke this morning to the reality that their favorite blogs and websites were not behind paywalls or gone after the FCC ended former President Obama's net neutrality regulations.

The FCC repealed the net neutrality rules by a vote of 3-2 on Thursday. The Internet is now returned to the way it was before the Obama administration decided to regulate it and give the big ISPs a monopoly over the Internet.

The Internet was free and unregulated for 32 years -- until Obama decided to regulate it and give even more power (and money) to the big 3 ISPs.

As usual, rappers were at the forefront of the misinformation campaigns, sending their fans into a frenzy of Chicken Little proportions.

2 Chainz

Rapper 2 Chainz posted a paranoid meme that showed the prices Internet users would be forced to pay to visit websites if net neutrality was repealed.

And rapper Lupe Fiasco, pictured above, advised his fans to create their own ISPs.

Ironically, Lupe doesn't even realize that the repeal of net neutrality will give his fans the freedom to do just that.


#LupeFiasco advises people to create their own ISP after #NetNeutrality dies

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  • Kanyade

    And he advised this all while wearing a smear of lemon meringue in his hair.

  • casiepriest33

    Sandra, who's paying you to push the narrative that net neutrality is a good thing? I'm serious. Based on your commentary for the past year someone's paying you to push these lies or either you're a troll and sarcastic as hell.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Obama was president... Get over it. Stop the obsession.

  • Rayne

    Hell I thought he was a bride ? or something ????

  • iWasteTime

    I'm born in 81.
    I was here before the internet and I'll be here after.
    Shout out to those pushing this as a positive today but won't be able to make a dollar if passed tomorrow.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    The net neutrality rules were approved by the FCC in 2015 amid an outpouring of online support. The intention was to keep the internet open and fair.

    Under the rules, internet service providers are required to treat all online content the same. They can't deliberately speed up or slow down traffic from specific websites or apps, nor can they put their own content at an advantage over rivals.

    To take a classic example, this means Comcast can't just choose to slow down a service like Netflix (NFLX) to make its own streaming video service more competitive, nor can it try to squeeze Netflix to pay more money to be part of a so-called internet fast lane.

    As Michael Cheah, general counsel at video site Vimeo, previously told CNNMoney: the point of the rules is "allowing consumers to pick the winners and losers and not [having] the cable companies make those decisions for them."
    So according to Sandra this was a bad thing.

  • Duhjaaango
  • Sonny Johnson

    Once TRump’s policies start to take effect in 2018 many of his poor supporters will start to realize the collassal mistake they made on November 8, 2016.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Anybody who wants to see why repealing net neutrality is a bad idea might want to check this out:

  • Duhjaaango

    I think @SandraRose wants to portray him as the Tin Man.

  • MissHarlem

    WTF that gotta do with the topic at hand that affects everyone?!! It's Fri stay focused and keep it simple ?

  • JV

    Does anyone even comment on here anymore? I'm so excited with all these paywalls being destroyed, to all of these sites, I have too much content to read. This is place sooo 12/13/2017. I'm over it.

  • Duhjaaango

    Just a little bit of irony.

    Like saying "Tidal $19.99 a month."

  • Reina1718

    Why does 2 chainz care?? Doesnt he spend racks at strip clubs & hold money 2 his ear?? He got money 2 blow

  • tintin

    i love me some Lupe, haven't seen him in a while.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    But of course, he campaigned as a populist who was going to stand up to the establishment and look out for the little guy. Then he turned around and did just the opposite. Total bait and switch... and most of his supporters still don't realize they got played.

  • Red Roughensore

    Loopy needs to get that bird poop off his head.

  • Duhjaaango

    I remeber buying Food & Liquor II in Lake Tahoe.

    "Tryna knock me down like Gaddafi over Lockerbie."

  • MissHarlem

    Not the point. So because someone can afford something in one arena automatically they can't speak up for another arena. Where does the silly questioning end? Anyway you love to comment the opposite even if it's not on topic so in any event how bout them Knicks

  • JV

    "FACT CHECK: The FCC is not just reversing an Obama-era order. It is reversing policies that have been in place since the dial-up era. #NetNeutrality

    — ACLU (@ACLU) December 14, 2017"

    But I'm sure the American Civil Liberties Union is #FAKENEWS! lol. What's great is that literally no one was asking for this. Just another desperate scream for attention from the WH and his goons.

  • Duhjaaango

    You mean playing Devil's Advocate...

    I don't know what's up with them. I only watch highlights.

  • Duhjaaango

    As long as I can read my Jet magazines...

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  • MissHarlem

    Same here lol. Sportscenter is how I keep up with everything.

  • Quitedeliteful

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out... Will this drive the internet underground so to speak??? I bet some smart techie comes up with a way to avoid the delays and the inevitable fees....

  • Quitedeliteful

    Jaango, take two aspirin and go lay down... LOLLOLLOL!!!!

  • Ebony N’ Sweet

    oh Sandra, How much are the republications paying you? The FCC was created in 1934... And it has been regulating the internet ever since it first appeared in the 1990s lol. Obama equaled out the playing field by saying Cable companies can't slow down your access to services like netflix.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I can not make heads or tails out of this issue. Sandra printed her view point & someone objected & posted a link that was too much.
    What is this all about?

  • OP2

    Unfortunately, there are still some Black folks who will easily believe a superstition (lies, gossip, rumors falsehood, street hype, etc.), over researching facts leading them to the truth. smh

    -either those who are spreading false info or lies are just cognitively lazy & ignorant and find it easy to just piggy-back off of rumors & lies...OR they are willfully aligning themselves with the Biblical author of all lies (to deceive, manipulate, trick & confuse others).

  • the guest

    Love your comments.

  • OP2

    No one needs to pay those of us with a mind of our own. Nothing like a poor sheeples who gather in groups looking to be led by who or whatever because they can't see themselves as rams like Sandra (or those individuals or real leaders with a mind of their own). -having a mind of your own is priceless. It can't be bought. ;)

  • AriesSun

    The internet has actually been around since1969. Apparently only the FBI used it.

  • AriesSun

    Good Point. Unfortunately many will believe a lie before the truth.

  • OvertheMississippi

    "Hold money 2 his ear." LOL

  • Mark mcharm

    Trust me if you watch netflix that is going up under this passing because someone is going to have to pay for that bandwidth because netflix has to pay the phone and cable companies.

  • Kayke

    Yup! This article is dishonesty at its best.

  • Mark mcharm

    What lie is is being told ?hulu ,netflix ,amazon prime will start going up because the isp were complaining about the amount of bandwidth streaming was compared to the amount of $$$ they were getting from these companies. now if netflix refuses to give them what they want be prepared for laggy video nights ?.

  • Mark mcharm

    You hit it on the head i see a bunch of nerds telling them to f themselves and find a way around this bs ruling.

  • Armymom20

    How much will it cost to access now???

  • SandraRose

    Please stop spreading misinformation. The ruling wipes out Obama's regulatory rules and returns the Internet to the way it was before 2015.

  • Mark mcharm

    The big change will be around companies like Netflix. Currently, sometimes almost a third of all web traffic is Netflix's streaming movies. Netflix often accounts for nearly 50% of all web video streaming at any one time. Over time, companies like Comcast have gotten tired of serving bandwidth hogs like Netflix and paying for the privilege of doing so. By amazing coincidence, the speed at which Comcast delivered Netflix movies started to get slower and slower.

  • SandraRose

    Netflix is not worrying about it, so why are you?

  • OP2

    Of course. Over the coming months or next couple of years, they are going to spend their time observing & analyzing traffic to see how they can own & package deals.

    Those who belong to cable companies who lost out in that arena will find themselves paying the likeness of high cable bills just to be able to add internet shows to their internet bills.

    -however, consumers have the power to take back control and bring those companies to their knees to collectively choosing to halt signing up for their services until they do right by us. Nothing flips the script on those companies like consumers halting the flow of their money. lol

  • Mark mcharm

    Net neutrality, sometimes called Internet Freedom, is the idea that your internet service provider (ISP) should treat all websites the same. ISPs like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast want to treat them differently so they can charge for access.

    On December 14, 2017 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to eliminate net neutrality rules, effectively allowing ISPs to become the gatekeepers of the Internet and making it legal for them to block websites and services.

  • OP2

    Ignorance can give idiots a false sense of bliss. The truth might not feel good to them so that's why they prefer lies, gossip & superstition. lol

  • SandraRose

    Nothing. The only people freaking out over this are the low information folks who get their news from Internet memes. ?

  • Mark mcharm

    i like paying 11 dollars a month a n... on a budget lmao. should you not be on the side of the people for this being that they can mess your money up as well.

  • Kanyade

    military too

  • Shaylove1975

    Where i live they charge us for the internet whether we use it or not.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    What were people doing before the Internet? Reading books, and newspapers. A lot of the black blogs are already slow, and controlled with Net Neutral. Also if they start charging, they will lose millions of customers, and money.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Thank you Sandra, for setting these people straight.

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  • nick c

    All they have to do is stop the isp and phone companies from merging. The justice department just stopped the at&t merger. It's only a matter of time before unlimited hotspots from the cellular companies put heat on the isp and they know it. Sad they even let isp gobble all the small companies up like they did.

  • dontgetblocked

    Entertainers need to stay in their lanes...making music.

  • Tgritty

    You are being a bit misleading. ISP can now charge more for larger data users — netflix, Facebook as example. That cost will more than likely be passed on to the consumer.

    In a way this is like the cable-lization of the internet. Providers can now give preference to certain sites and charge you more for premium services.

  • StarChild

    Yup, it was developed with public funds by US DoD/Military just like the cellphone & microwave. Funny how they love to fleece the public for funding for secret & special projects but want the same public they get their $ from to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps. Why don't they take their own advice? Parasites.

  • the conscious one

    They're slow because of ads not throttling. Now imagine them being throttled and having ads or worse being blocked all together.

  • the conscious one

    Right and people should be asking why now? Could it be because people watch more online media and cable is losing money? Could it because mainstream media is losing it's grip on people because more people watch online news? This is not a benefit to the consumer this is only a benefit to the ISPs for them to make money and continue to control the media.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    That's true as well, but that's the only way a lot of black blogs can get paid. Most of the white blogs had advertising before their blogs. SMH!

  • Tgritty

    You are exactly right. Ms Rose completely dismissed the question and her business could be affected.

    If the govt tells you something is better for the consumer just know it’s more than likely a lie. Business will win every single time.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Sounds like you don't know what it means and tried to pass off humor to evade the question. I don't need a response because I didn't ask the question and I do know.