Cartoonists Don’t Understand Net Neutrality

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This collection of political cartoons depict the FCC’s recent ruling on net neutrality as Big Government throttling the free internet, except that every caption has been replaced with “the cartoonist has no idea how net neutrality works”. Here’s one example followed by the unadulterated cartoon:

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3 Responses to Cartoonists Don’t Understand Net Neutrality

  1. Andrés Linares March 20, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    Cartoonist sometimes go way over the limit. People always protect them when they do something wrong because is just art is just humor, but sometimes politicly wise, they do big mistakes which they have to admit. Also many people does mistake posting bad cartoons about other people when they shouldn’t. I know what is to be attacked by cartoons since Colombia because of all the dog problems in the 80’s and 90’s is known as we are drug addicts and people has been attacking us for years with that.

    Last year before the World Cup, when they announced that it was official that the referees would use the banishing spray, a model from the Netherlands which was part of the United Nations twitted a cartoon of three Colombian players making reference to James Rodriguez, Falcao Garcia and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado our three best players, snoring he vanishing spray as if it was cocaine. Cartoonist sometimes express things that they are not true and that can hurt many people, knowing that they are behind a desk and there are not going to be attacked. What people sometimes don’t understand is that you don’t have to attack with guns is that you can attack with words and sometimes words can also kill a person. Cartoons are fun and cartoons open the eyes of people for change, but cartoons should not be used against people to harm.

  2. Anthony Barley March 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm #

    Cartoonist tend to be a little overboard when it comes to creating satire. Not every illustrator has an idea of the topic at hand. It is very easy to misconstrue the ideas of your art and portray A depiction of something that is entirely wrong. I understand it is this job of the cartoonists to spread messages through their work. They are also known for dumbing down social and political conflicts for the average person, media, and newspaper editorials. What is wrong with the cartoonist is that they can sometimes dumb down the topic a little too much and take away from their whole point.

    Voters against the enforcing net neutrality regulations through Title II of the Communications Act and reclassifying broadband Internet access providers wanted a the internet to become a public utility. This is what all the petitions were depicted as through blogs, advertisements, and illustrations.

    What the cartoonist depicted in his satire was that the government was taking away all freedom from users of the Internet. The government is depicted as a corpulent Superman and is sitting on top of his office. I myself thought this was quite funny because obviously did not have a deeper understanding of neutrality and what is really being regulated under the FCC’s title II act.

  3. Andres Arcila March 21, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    Cartoon: A simple drawing showing the features of its subjects in a humorously exaggerated way.
    Cartoons! Cartoon is the art of making fun of people basically. It demands talent but I am not sure if it is a moral type of art. It is based on making fun of people with defects. But everyone has defects, even the drawers so why don’t him make fun of himself instead of paying attention to people’s defects and drawing them. It is pretty funny to see all these drawings when it is not yours, you can get offended wile looking yours.
    I encourage people to not enjoy cartoons because what you are doing is promoting people to make fun of others, if they have the talent of drawing they can use it in a different way. Respect is an important value that should be better encouraged to develop.

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