For many, the best way to deal with a traumatic event is to turn to humour. When the FCC voted recently to repeal rules and regulations that protect net neutrality, the internet responded with furious outrage in the way it knows best, hilariously biting memes and tweets.

While some reactions (particularly those directed at villain of the piece, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai) get dangerously close to crossing the line between humour and outright abuse, most have been as creative, sarcastic and ingeniously funny as we have come to expect from the hive mind of the internet. While we can continue to have fun with this for some time to come, it's important to note that the issue is far from settled. While the FCC claims to act in the interest of the public, these kind of protests flooding in from all angles expose this as a falsehood. The protests do have an effect, as there are people working behind the scenes to protect our rights and by making our voices heard we give them valuable tools to work with!

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of the best reactions so far to the controversial vote. Scroll down below to check them out, and let us know what you think in the comments. If you are in the U.S. and want to aid the cause for net neutrality you can text 'Resist' to 50409 or 'Battle' 384387. You can also call the FCC directly on 1-888-225-5322. Don't forget to do your research to understand the issue and be aware of your rights!

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Gatiivs Report

tatty!
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is why we are all in this stuff together !!

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xperfectxbooms Report

#8

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Kendalsnowflake Report

Maike
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Donald Trump, Martin Shkreli, Ajit Pabi... Something is going very, very, very wrong USA. Do you need help?

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selexoxo Report

Daniel Sipes
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would actually miss Blockbuster in a nostalgic 90s-2000s way.

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dankster848164 Report

SJ_Panda_love
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He looks too much of an asshole, no doubt he acts like one!

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Anon-N3rd Report

SJ_Panda_love
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I literally want to beat the shit out of this guy! Asshole!

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KadusF*CK Report

Moe
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I️ just looked at this for 3 minutes waiting for it to load and then out loud said oohhh that clever

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Harry1T6 Report

SJ_Panda_love
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

8 year old said that??? I don't even know what this means and I work in web world in IT industry!

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vinnycrack Report

Jenn
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

can we ctrl + alt + del????????????????????

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Imgur Report

Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At last someone pixelated that asshole im going blind

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anthonypadilla Report

Smoofy
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh god... I didn't even think about that....

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jakeefischer Report

Daniel Sipes
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good luck my dude. I'm sure basic computer science is working in your favor.

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altonwang Report

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AveSagz Report

Mikleo
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tell that to people who can't afford using the internet.

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cloutboyjojo Report

James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We will have to send letters the old fashioned way. Without spellcheck

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Norm58_3 Report

Alex Newell
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THIS IS REAL https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/business/ajit-pai-video.html

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#42

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sahluwal Report

Wendy J Shores
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'lll join you if they start charging for Facebook... Wonder if this will change Mark Zuckerbergs pledge to never EVER charge for Facebook... never say never. Sigh.

#44

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Know Your Meme Report

Daniel Sipes
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So painfully true that it hurts my soul.

#45

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GermanShepherdAMA Report

Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is the next one going to be that organization that treats Autism like a disease?

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SmallHandsInTrouble Report

WaLe
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ahahahah I fear those teeth will be featured in my nightmares xD

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#47

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JoeyTapes Report

Alina Schultz
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

mr hanky the christmas poo kills net neutrality.

#48

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jskoker Report

LunasTeam
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

as a Canadian with a proper internet I am offended... brb getting my feelings checked by a doctor... for free..

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davepollotart Report

WaLe
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeeeah...except that he will NEVER become a Real Boy

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#51

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CptSnoopyOG Report

#52

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Anon-N3rd Report

Markus McCloud
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If that was the case, I would climb into the machine and knock out every single tooth the old-fashioned way!

#53

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myguy140 Report

Echo
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4 years ago

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This one is dumb. Just stupid not exactly why I feel like that.

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coolghost101 Report

Echo
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doctor says, "So explain this to me again. How did you get crabs?"