People are choosing to be "confined" by these companies and their services. No one is forcing you to use them. One might argue that ISP censorship is different, and one in which is forced upon us. However the rulers of that "small free internet" that once was, well they are doing the same thing now, that they were doing then. They are not using the services by which strip the individual of their rights, they are using alternatives. Their data is not being filtered by Verizon/Comcast/etc, because they are using a VPN. The issue is that people who weren't on the Internet now, are on it now. Those people probably liked shopping at Walmart, and now they like shopping through Google, and that's fine. The alternative does exist, and those people who care, utilize it. This sounds like someone is just sad that sites aren't using scrolling marquees anymore.