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@tomstandage — 23,814 followers, 24,403 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

@WillOremus Sorry, I meant network-level spam-filtering, not anti-virus

Nov 21, 2017

@WillOremus Finally, this whole debate is distracting us from the real problem, which is a lack of competition in broadband provision in the US. Concern over net neutrality is a symptom of that much deeper and thornier problem.

Nov 21, 2017

@WillOremus I am against ISPs being able to slow or block some sites. But that is a much narrower demand than "net neutrality".

Nov 21, 2017

@WillOremus The internet isn't really neutral now; it's a very slippery thing to pin down. Anti-virus and CDNs both violate neutrality in a strict sense. Should they be banned? And you can already pay more for faster access to some sites, eg for gaming

Nov 21, 2017

@RogerBr18640205 Not quite. But maybe the next one will be a stopping service?

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