Clinton, Sanders applaud net neutrality ruling

Clinton, Sanders applaud net neutrality ruling
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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhat are Democrats going to do once Donald Trump leaves office? Trump to hold campaign rally in Florida later this month Krystal Ball accuses Democrats of having 'zero moral authority' amid impeachment inquiry MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left What are Democrats going to do once Donald Trump leaves office? MORE on Tuesday applauded a court decision upholding net neutrality.

In the 2-1 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the court denied petitions from a number of internet service providers and trade groups to strike down the Federal Communications Commission's rules, which are considered the strongest internet service regulations ever written.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, called the ruling a win for consumers, innovation and free speech.

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Sanders said the ruling would ensure that democracy does not get handed over to "the highest bidder" — an apparent reference to the rule that bans internet service providers from creating "fast lanes" on the internet for content companies willing to pay extra.

Sanders tweeted from his Senate-based account, rather than his presidential campaign's handle. 

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes MORE has not spoken on Tuesday's decision, and a spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.

However, he has been an opponent of net neutrality in the past. When President Obama released a video in 2014 urging the FCC to create the strongest framework possible, Trump responded by calling it a "top down power grab" and saying it will target conservatives.