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Aaron Chatha

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Metro Calgary reporter on Technology, Startups, Arts, Culture and Education. Aaron.chatha@metronews.ca No longer on Tinder.

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I know I have a bunch of Twitch streamers on Twitter - anyone know who it was that was Swatted recently? Want to do a story on what an awful practice it is. #yyc
Now, Canada does have protections, where they actually examine everything in a case-by-case basis. But this repeal in the U.S. sets a dangerous precedent for the telecoms around the world - and means we really need to be on our toes in the future. This is bad for everyone.
What happens when Bell wants to support a Conservative government and blocks access to NDP or Liberal websites during an election? Without net neutrality, legally, they can do it.
And don't think telecoms won't abuse their power, even in Canada, to silence Freedom of Speech. Telus already tried to do it once, in 2005, by blocking access to a union website when employees were on strike.
Or things get divided up like cable, so if you want to access ESPN, you have to pay for a sports package for those special websites. And if you're just starting a business online? Good luck getting noticed when Amazon is paying for every other retailer to be harder to access.
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