Behind the scenes of today’s historic net neutrality protest

"The diverse mix of organizations and companies coming together to plan a large internet-wide protest was a perfect example of “democracy in action,” Malkia Cyril, the executive director and founder of the Center for Media Justicesays.

While many of the groups involved come from different backgrounds, advocate for different causes, and may not all be non-profits, Cyril said they joined forces because they realize without net neutrality, none of them may have had a chance to exist.

“Under other circumstances, this might not be true—but in this case, we all engage on this platform, the internet, that is so powerful for all of us,” Cyril says. “These communities have been able to come together, find common ground, and really use this platform—we’re able to use the internet to fight for the internet.”"