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Billboards divide net neutrality advocates

Matt Rourke / AP

Infighting erupted Tuesday between net neutrality supporters over billboards in conservative lawmakers' districts.

As Axios reported last week, staff to some House Leaders warned Facebook, Amazon and Google that overly aggressive protests could hurt their other legislative priorities. Fight for the Future, a progressive group that organized a pro-net neutrality protest, said it would use the ads to slam some of those lawmakers.

The issue: One of the districts that Fight for the Future was said to be planning to target with pro-net neutrality billboards belongs to Rep. Steve Scalise, who is currently recovering after being shot at a practice for a charity baseball game. The Internet Association, which participated in the protests supporting net neutrality, called Fight For The Future's actions "unacceptable."