Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted to kill net neutrality, Obama-era regulations that ensured a free and fair Internet. It’s a move that will not only make access to the Internet more expensive, but could surrender the control of content to a handful of large corporations.
Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg’s crusade against this regulatory reversal took him to a number of news outlets since the FCC vote last Thursday, most notably with an appearance on CNN New Day early Sunday morning.
Michael argued that, since so many Americans get their news and information from the web, there’s a very real risk that internet service providers will start censoring content.
“It’s a real dangerous slippery slope for consumers because having pay for play will allow certain corporations to be able to influence what information or news will be slowed down and what the consumer will be able to see,” Michael explained.
Michael also renewed his plea that consumers call and write their senators and congressmen to let them know they want a return to net neutrality.
The appearance followed an earlier interview with WTIC-AM in Farmington, Connecticut, immediately after the landmark FCC vote, which he called horrible for American consumers. Michael also spoke with Tim Farley on SirusXM’s channel 124 on The Morning Briefing on Monday.
Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading trial lawyers, author of the best-selling book, “Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives,” and founding shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. A legal champion for victims of corporate and individual malfeasance, negligence, overreach and abuse, Burg began his career fighting for the underdog and has gone on to successfully litigate some of the country’s most high-profile cases of the past four decades.