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The ad revenue part is a fair point -- I wonder why companies with huge bargaining power would allow any part of this to happen? Surely giants like Google, YouTube, etc know it'll be terrible for business if its more difficult for Americans to access the internet. YouTube especially relies on American audiences and creators (as a hub for media worldwide)--they get their fair cut of revenue from creators as well, so you'd think that they'd stop it in its tracks. If something like the Christian Lobby has so much power over politics in the US then surely mega corporations do as well
I guess they figure that the revenue from forcing people to up-pay will balance that out, since they're the ones gunning for it. Either that, or they just don't care, and considering all the garbage with how ad-friendly stuff is being controlled right now, as well as how Fair Use is treated, the idea of them simply not caring seems far more likely.
Just one more bit of crony capitalism to come out of the US as if enough hadn't already.
Websites like Google, YouTube, Reddit, Facebook and Amazon are actually against it. They know will lose money to this, so theyre trying to make awareness