It didn’t go well.
Critics warn the repeal could lead to ISPs charging extra for access to certain websites or even block them completely.
Cruz had an imaginary argument in which the concerns of a “snowflake” are shut down by an “informed observer” such as himself:
Snowflake, believing online propaganda: "OMG w/o net neutrality, the Internet is gone!" Informed observer: "You know, the FCC issued that rule in 2015. The Internet grew up wonderfully free from govt regulation & this restores the status quo ante." Snowflake: "Uh, never mind..."— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 15, 2017
Journalist and historianEoin Higgins fired back with a tweet that used just 10 words and a photo illustrating the kinds of traffic that could be slowed or stopped by ISPs:
The photo is a scene showingporn star Cory Chase in the hardcore flick “Moms Bang Teens 20,” whichinfamously earned a “like” from Cruz’s Twitter accountearlier this year.
Cruz insisted the “like” was caused by a staffer with access to his account.
“It was an honest mistake, it wasn’t malicious, it wasn’t deliberate,” Cruz told CNN’s Dana Bash. “It was a screwup.”
CORRECTION:A previous version of this story misstated the last name of Eoin Higgins, who has reported for HuffPost.
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