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This Burger King Ad Uses Whoppers To Explain Net Neutrality And It's Certainly Something

"I didn't think that ordering a Whopper would really open my eyes up to net neutrality."

Posted on January 25, 2018, at 2:16 p.m. ET

Burger King just released a three-minute "social experiment" video that explains net neutrality using burgers and, well, you should just probably watch it.

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In the video, real Burger King customers are forced to either pay more for a burger to get it quickly or pay the normal price and wait for a long time.

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Basically, in this example, Whopper = internet.

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Before the Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality regulations in December, these rules prohibited internet providers from blocking or slowing websites, or charging a premium for "fast lanes" for specific services or higher-quality streaming.

Needless to say, the Burger King customers were pretty pissed about it.

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The video also makes fun of FCC Chair Ajit Pai and the oversize coffee mug he drank from while repealing net neutrality rules in December.

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At the end, the customers are told about the prank and Burger King directs viewers to a Change.org petition to save net neutrality.

Some people were super into it.

We need @BurgerKing to explain all public policy and the U.S. Constitution. Brilliant explanation of the effect of… https://t.co/iZH1AKNabl

The Burger King king trolling FCC Chairman @AjitPaiFCC by posing as Kermit the frog. I call this triptych "Agony o… https://t.co/d9PL3MFWRR

Others, not so much.

Burger King's anti-Trump "Whopper" ad is going to cost it a lot of business. Lefty CEOs can't see that America love… https://t.co/uVL7lYW1j3

i literally could not give less of a shit about burger king’s woke video about net neutrality. FYI they pay their employees $7 an hour

That stupid virtue-signaling Burger King video actually proves why net neutrality regulations are unnecessary. https://t.co/TBBQLKLBXk

A lot of people were just confused.

"Burger King's Net Neutrality PSA" is a phrase that makes so little sense to me, I feel like I'm getting punched in… https://t.co/Fe4NuxXVpc

Here’s the full astounding video. Fast food restaurants are teaching us about the evils of government. I’m calling… https://t.co/fMsK3uEIWb

What do you think about "Whopper Neutrality"?

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