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Reddit Co-Founder at ‘BuzzFeed Brews’: ISP’s Are ‘Trying to Break the Internet’

BuzzFeed BrewsLost Remote was at “BuzzFeed Brews” in New York City last night for an interview between Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel.

The interview, which was streamed on Facebook for the first time, touched on net neutrality, congressional ignorance on technology, sexism in the tech industry, and rapid fire word association.

“It can use a mascot, if not a total rebrand,” Ohanian said about the term net neutrality. “It’s a terrible brand.” He also took on Internet service providers. “They are trying to break the Internet…they want your Internet to look like your cable bill,” he added, using a Bing vs. Google sales pitch as an example.

“Well Bing is your default search, but Charlie, for an extra $20 dollars a month, we’ll give you Google,” he said of what ISP’s are trying to do.

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BuzzFeed and Facebook’s ‘BuzzFeed Brews’ Partnership Launches Tonight

BuzzFeed BrewsLost Remote will be at “BuzzFeed Brews” tonight to cover the viral content site’s first event partnership with Facebook for tonight’s interview between Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian and BuzzFeed tech editor Charlie Warzel.

Facebook will serve as the primary video content platform for “BuzzFeed Brews,” which is an event interview series BuzzFeed has been doing at local bars for over a year (previous guests include Jerry Seinfeld, Anthony Weiner, Nancy Pelosi, Daniel Radcliffe).

The interview, which starts at 6:30pmET, will stream live on BuzzFeed’s Facebook page, with on-demand clips posting on Facebook after.  “CBS This Morning” will be the broadcast TV partner for the series; the broadcast morning show is producing tonight’s event with their cameras, lighting, and other resources. CTM will also incorporate parts of the event on-air and on their website.

“We’ve seen fantastic sharing and impact with Facebook video, so we’re thrilled to extend our partnership with BuzzFeed Brews and make it easier for our readers to share live video and clips with their friends,” Ashley McCollum, VP of Business Development & Communications for BuzzFeed, tells Lost Remote.

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