Does Chuck Schumer Know What ‘Netflix And Chill’ Really Means? by the Forward

Does Chuck Schumer Know What ‘Netflix And Chill’ Really Means?

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted Tuesday evening about the dangers that ending Net Neutrality poses to the enshrined millennial pastime of “Netflix and chill,” prompting mocking tweets from all sides of the political spectrum.

In several tweets, Schumer tried to explain how Net Neutrality, which enshrines similar data speeds across all web streaming platforms such as social media or cable, would prevent the mood from being broken while a couple watched Netflix in the evening.

Schumer immediately received mocking tweets from Senator Orrin Hatch, among others.

Others piled onto Hatch’s apparent assertion that Schumer is out of touch and doesn’t know how to reach out to young Democrats.

Net Neutrality, codified during the Obama administration, was repealed by the FCC and its chair, Ajit Pai, last year. The repeal, which may include letting internet providers create separate plans for different internet services, such as a social media plan or a video streaming plan, is set to take place in late April.

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