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Porn Sites to Join ‘Internet Slowdown’ Protest for Net Neutrality Next Wednesday

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Now this is a net neutrality campaign that might catch the attention of people who normally couldn’t be bothered. On Sept. 10 next week, several websites are planning to take part in an “Internet Slowdown” in which they’ll post symbolic “loading” icons on their sites to demonstrate what will happen to them if the FCC goes through with its plan to sanction Internet “fast lanes” that would completely kill off net neutrality. And now it looks like the campaign has just grabbed its most important contributors yet: Popular porn sites.

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Over at Reddit, a Pornhub representative announced that Pornhub, Redtube, and Youporn will all be taking part in the Internet Slowdown on Sept. 10. The sites won’t be intentionally slowing down your favorite porn videos, but they will be posting a “big in-your-face message that users will need to close” before they can watch their desired videos. Combined, the three popular porn sites hope to reach upward of 50 million people to educate them about the need for net neutrality.

The Internet Slowdown campaign was created as a way to protest the FCC’s proposal to let Internet service providers create Internet “fast lanes” that would let some companies pay more money to get their content delivered faster over ISPs’ last-mile networks. Many popular tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Netflix have all come out against the proposal.

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This article was originally published on BGR.com

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