After much public debate, the Net Neutrality rules that were put in place during the Barack Obama administration have been repealed. After attempting to defending the ruling, Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly came under fire.

Sanders on net neutrality

Since the 1990s, the internet has drastically changed the way billions of people communicate on a daily basis. Year after year, different aspects of the internet have been created and tapped into by users, from informative websites to social media programs like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

One reason that the internet has been so successful is due to its openness and lack of regulation from the government and private corporations. Back in 2015, then President Obama put in place what is known as "net neutrality," which prohibited cable and telecom companies from blocking or slowing down access to websites and other applications. Fast forward to present day and U.S. telecom regulators under President Donald Trump have voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality, which caused massive panic among millions of Americans who fear that their access to the internet will change for the worst. This issue was highlighted during the December 14 press briefing at the White House with Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

On Thursday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took questions about the decision to repeal net neutrality and where the president stands on the issue.

"The Trump administration supports the FCC's effort to roll back burdensome regulations," Sanders said.

"As we have always done, and as we will continue to do, we support a free and fair internet," Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on to say.

As expected, it didn't take long before critics of the administration lashed out.

Twitter on net neutrality

After Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended and deflected from giving an elaborate answer on net neutrality, those who oppose the president and his team fired back. "Another nail in the coffin of the GOP," one tweet read.

"Hmmmm...I'm thinking that part of Trump's financial portfolio consists of telecom stocks.

Can we please see his tax returns?" one tweet wondered. "Of course you do. You don't care about Americans," an additional Twitter user stated. "Just another reason in a very long list of reason to get this guy out of the Oval Office," a follow-up tweet wrote.

"I'll tell you what's burdensome: it's having to listed to #SarahSlanders repeatedly lie," yet another social media noted. The negative response continued as the fight over net neutrality appeared far from over.