How to Help

If you're like us, your digital life is one big, fast news feed. Some of this news is messed up. How to Help works in the news cycle to connect you with ways to do something about the day's big stories.

Things Could Get a Little Sluggish

Things Could Get a Little Sluggish

The guy who became President thanks to Twitter just appointed the guy who would make the interwebs slower for the rest of us.

Net neutrality has been the rule since 2015, when open internet advocates won an epic battle before the Federal Communications Commission. It protects the principle of an open internet, ensuring all traffic is treated equally and preventing internet service providers from creating fast and slow lanes.

All that could soon be threatened by Ajit Pai, President Trump's pick for FCC chair. During his previous service on the Commission, Pai has advocated taking a "weed wacker" to net neutrality.

 Source:  Giphy

Source:  Giphy

How to help preserve access to the electronic cat database

Now is a good time to sign up for alerts from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Free Press. They'll work to mobilize public comment when the next round of the fight begins. 

In the immortal words of John Oliver: "Seize your moment, my lovely trolls. Turn on caps lock, and fly, my pretties!"

If I Only Had a Heart

If I Only Had a Heart

I'm An Oil Man, Ladies and Gentlemen

I'm An Oil Man, Ladies and Gentlemen