Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Support Bid to Restore Net Neutrality


Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube on Wednesday told lawmakers that they support a legislative effort to restore net neutrality rules wiped out by the Federal Communications Commission last month.

Executives appearing before the Senate Commerce Committee replied to Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, who asked their position on his resolution to nullify the FCC’s action.

“Yes, sir, thank you for your leadership on this issue,” replied Carlos Monje, a director for Twitter. YouTube’s Juniper Downs, global head of public policy and government relations, said the platform “will support any effort” to put back in place the rules gutted by the FCC. Facebook’s Monika Bickert, head of global policy management, said she had the “same answer: We will support the CRA,” shorthand for the measure proposed by Markey that would use the Congressional Review Act.

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