America's internet freedom rating drops following net neutrality repeal

Motherboard:

“Losing net neutrality impacts internet freedom because the open web is one of most powerful tools we have to hold leaders to account,” [Josh] Tabish said. “Whether you’re challenging tyranny or just saying something unpopular politically, net neutrality is essential for maintaining free speech online.”

… in a country like the United States, we’d like to see our public information infrastructure getting more open and transparent, not less, and this year’s report is a stark reminder of the direction we’re heading in.