Burger King Explains Net Neutrality With Whoppers

You guys know that Net Neutrality is more than just a hashtag, right?  Burger King knows, and wants YOU to know, too.

Burger King Explains Net Neutrality With Whoppers
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You may recall back in December Net Neutrality was repealed, which means that Internet providers can block and/or slow down websites based on…their mood for the day?  The speed really isn't the main issue, but I digress.

An example- let's say you live in the Bible Belt, and your local interwebs provider company Jeddidah.net doesn't like that you watch porn.  They can, without any cause or reason, block your favorite sites because they don't like them and/or slow your browsing and loading to a crawl unless you pay them a nominal fee. That nominal fee would be set by the provider, think of it like Mafia 'protection' money in the worst of circumstances, with no real sense of regulation of those fees in rural areas.

Anyhow, the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (a Republican) led the House vote which decided that this is ok with them. The Senate is, even know, saying that they are one vote shy to pass a Senate resolution of disapproval and overturn the ruling (thank you Minority Leader Schumer!).

This brings us to Burger King.

Somehow, the fast-food chain came up with this brilliant stunt of changing their burger business to reflect what a world without Net Neutrality would be like:

"I just want a f*cking burger," one guy says.

So do we, man, so do we.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional
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