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‘Last Week Tonight:’ John Oliver Calls on Viewers to Defend Net Neutrality Once Again — Watch

8 May 2017 7:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Sunday marked the 100th episode of “Last Week Tonight,” and John Oliver dedicated nearly the entire program to making another case for retaining net neutrality rules. “The Internet is the repository of all human knowledge — and goats singing Taylor Swift songs,” the host joked, adding that “the Internet is an incredible place.” But, he argued, that is being threatened by the Trump administration’s decision to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Read More: Stephen Colbert Slams Congress for Scrapping Internet Privacy Rules — Watch

To explain net neutrality, Oliver let internet celebrity Tay Zonday outline the concept simply. Net neutrality rules guarantee that Internet service providers (ISPs) cannot limit, slow down access to, or manipulate in any way the choices that consumers make online by slowing down access to less popular sites. Basically, they have to treat all websites equally. So, if net neutrality rules were wiped out, ISPs could »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Last Week Tonight:’ John Oliver Calls on Viewers to Defend Net Neutrality Once Again — Watch

8 May 2017 7:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sunday marked the 100th episode of “Last Week Tonight.” John Oliver dedicated the entire program making another rallying cry for retaining net neutrality rules. “The Internet is the repository of all human knowledge — and goats singing Taylor Swift songs,” the host joked, adding that “the Internet is an incredible place.” But, that is being threatened by the Trump administration’s decision to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Read More: Stephen Colbert Slams Congress for Scrapping Internet Privacy Rules — Watch

To explain net neutrality, Oliver brought in Internet celebrity Tay Zonday. Net neutrality rules guarantee that Internet service providers (ISPs) cannot limit, slow down access to, or manipulate in any way the choices that consumers make online by slowing down access to less popular sites. Basically, they have to treat all websites equally. So, if net neutrality rules were wiped out, ISPs could slow down or even deny access to »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Tomorrow Marks 10th Anniversary Of Tay Zonday’s ‘Chocolate Rain’ Viral Video

21 April 2017 10:54 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of an important YouTube milestone: it will be 10 years to the day that Adam Bahner -- better known by his online moniker Tay Zonday -- wrote, produced, and uploaded one of the platform’s most infamous viral videos, Chocolate Rain.

The original piece -- delivered with quirky facial expressions and mannerisms, and in Bahner’s unique baritone, featuring lyrics like, "Some stay dry and others feel the pain” -- catapulted into the cultural zeitgeist in April 2007, and today counts upwards of 112 million views. It also helped Bahner become a bonafide YouTube star. His channel, featuring vlogs and cover videos, has now clocked over 1 million subscribers.

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- Geoff Weiss

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