The same thing is happening with the Internet that happened with radio and TV broadcasting. In the 1920s there was a lot of talk about radio being a great tool for learning, for news and information, to get the word out about things, etc. But within a few years it was almost totally given over to commercial networks for them to make big profits. The same kinds of things were said about TV in the late 1940s/early 50s, that it could be a wonderful resource for learning, traveling vicariously, watching our govt. in action, etc. etc. But TV also was mostly given over to corporate profits. Reagan's 'reform' of the FCC ended with TV networks being GIVEN their spots on the air--in fact it was the biggest govt. giveaway of public property in our history.
Now it's the Internet. Google, Microsoft, Apple, and a few more outfits, want the Internet to be THEIR property, even though we ALL paid for it! For many years the greatest thing about the Internet was that everyone could use it to promulgate ideas. Someone could read your vlog or comments as easily as they could those of Google. The end of Net Neutrality stopped all that. It left it to your ISP to decide what you could get access to and what you couldn't.
Under what I call 'American-Style Capitalism', corporate profits are the top priority. We value things based on their ability to make profits for big corporations. So people naturally think that's what the Internet is for!