Ivanka Trump, an adviser in an administration that killed net neutrality and the supportive daughter of a president who slams journalists on the internet and threatens to use social media to spy on disabled people, was awarded the 2019 Internet Freedom Award this week.
The first daughter touted her win on Twitter on Wednesday and retweeted others congratulating her as well.
I am honored to receive the Internet Association’s 2019 Internet Freedom Award. pic.twitter.com/Hoqr74Hdfy
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 23, 2019
The Internet Association, an industry lobbyist group representing companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, said it presented Trump with the award for her “extraordinary contributions to public policy and the internet economy,” related to her support for computer science education.
Some Internet Association members actually lobbied against the 2017 decision by the Trump administration’s Federal Communications Commission to repeal U.S. net neutrality protections, which had required internet service providers to treat all content equally. Net neutrality advocates warned that without those protections, it’s easier to block or slow certain content or charge consumers higher prices for broad, equitable access to information.
Twitter wits found the situation ironic.
for what exactly
— StartImpeachmentProceedings (@Stayinuptodate) May 23, 2019
— Jeri (@Jeriwhoo) May 23, 2019
With help the Internet Research Agency.
— ESEE (@SeeHawkins80) May 23, 2019
Did you mean “Internyet”?
— Shawn “The Edison Machine” Nissen (@nissensa) May 24, 2019
It’s an award given out by a LOBBYING company…… and this admin killed net neutrality. Lmao this is laughable…
— Red Sox 821 (@Sox821) May 23, 2019
Well, at least they had the decency to take the price tag off of it before giving it to you. #FarFromBest
— Dj Padzensky (@djpadz) May 23, 2019
Internet Freedom from the Truth award?
— Kathy Mullarky (@Roastwsu) May 23, 2019
You should be so proud! A lobbying interest group gave you an award. Congratulations, you've been bought again.
— Just-say'n (@Justsayn9) May 23, 2019
Internet freedom to sell the USA to the highest bidder award! Congrats!
— martha rich (@martharichart) May 23, 2019
Was that award given for being part of an administration which appointed a lobbyist to be FCC Chairman and end net neutrality? Well deserved!
— Michael Damsky (@michaeldamsky) May 23, 2019
This could be right out of George Orwell's 1984!!
— ken boyer (@benkoyer) May 23, 2019
It's an award from a lobbying group made up of the largest internet firms in the world. It's basically crowning her queen of the swamp. Actually, now the swamp green dress makes a lot of sense.
— Antisesquipedalian (@TejanoToscano) May 23, 2019 Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus