Since recently, the following message is displayed in the upper bar of the website :
Join Stack Overflow in Standing Up for Net Neutrality
For a little context, Net Neutrality is a principle, implemented into the US and EU legislation, stating that all internet flux has to be treated equally by internet providers. The main motivation was to prevent providers to do packet (cf IP stack) discrimination.
As I understand it, the concept is quite "popular" in the silicon valley. Besides, it uses "universally accepted laguage" such as "neutrality" and "equality", which have a positive connotation.
Yet, Net Neutrality is far from unanimously suported. This page is well sourced and contains a good summary of the arguments in favour and against Net Neutrality, both technical and economical. The arguments against it seem relevant, especially the technical loss in quality of service, and the economical repartition of the profit (Service providers such as Google, Facebook, (Stackexchange ?), make huge margins with "little" investments, while internet providers make very small margins due to the huge investments in antennas and fiber cables which have to cover entire continents, especially in Europe where providers are cheap).
My question: Isn't this open support against the site's policy/culture ? It goes against site neutrality.
Sidenote: I know the CEO sometimes makes political or solidarity statements, like this one. But it is different than inciting the site's users to join a (neither unanimous nor easily understood) cause.