The American Conservative Union (ACU) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) awarded FCC Chairman Ajit Pai a rifle at the Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC) for his decision to end net neutrality.
Without net neutrality rules, Internet service providers can now charge customers more money for going to specific sites, block customers from sites, slow down the speed of sites and create tiered pieces for basic services.
Carolyn Meadows, who sits on the boards of the ACU and the NRA, presented Pai with the NRA’s “Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award,” notes Right Wing Watch.
Meadows was not able to bring the rifle on stage for Pai because CPAC banned guns from the event.
The ACU’s Dan Schneider said that Pai had “saved the Internet,” but failed to mention that corporations can now control where customers go on the Internet:
As soon as President Trump came into office, President Trump asked Ajit Pai to liberate the internet and give it back to you. Ajit Pai is the most courageous, heroic person that I know.
(Source: Right Wing Watch)