America's internet freedom rating drops following net neutrality repeal


“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.