NY Attorney General: Stolen Identities, Fake Comments Have ‘Corrupted’ FCC’s Net Neutrality Proceeding

NY Attorney General: Stolen Identities, Fake Comments Have ‘Corrupted’ FCC’s Net Neutrality Proceeding
NY Attorney General: Stolen Identities, Fake Comments Have ‘Corrupted’ FCC’s Net Neutrality Proce...

Also 27 senators signed today asking to delay the vote. We not only want the legislation delayed, but stopped entirely. Add my name to the list in support of Net Neutrality.

“They just have to stop this vote,” Schneiderman said at a press conference. “They cannot conduct a legitimate vote if you have a record that is in shambles.”

FCC response: Of course we can! Just watch...

They did prove it, they released a tool that lets you enter your name to search the comments on NN. Several people found their names (with addresses) used to make comments that they did not make nor support.

As for who did it, who knows. I mean it was likely the ISPs in support of disbanding NN but I suppose it could have also been the Russians, the Chinese, the N.Koreans, some troll group, my next door neighbor Ted, etc. Either way, fraudulent data was used and the whole thing should be reconsidered given that the government entity is "supposed" to be working in the people's best interest.

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Name Email Twitter Title Party Ajit Pai Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov @AjitPaiFCC Chairman R Michael O'Rielly Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov @MikeOFCC Commissioner R Brendan Carr Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov @BrendanCarrFCC Commissioner R Mignon Clyburn Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov @MClyburnFCC Commissioner D Jessica Rosenworcel Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov @JRosenworcel Commissioner D

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Most importantly, VOTE. This should not be something that is so clearly split between the political parties as it affects all Americans, but unfortunately it is.


Tough to get Pai to halt proceedings when ending neutrality is his biggest goal.

I'm one of those whose identity was used to post a fake comment. They used an address I haven't been at in almost a decade. I'm sure there are tens or hundreds of thousands of others who are unaware that their voice is being used without their knowledge.

It's already proven FCC know something is wrong and refuse to address it.

It ultimately makes no difference. They were going to push to repeal and no amount of comments, real or otherwise, would have changed their minds. It's not like they're not aware that this isn't what most people want, they just don't care.

Isn't the FCC legally obliged to take public comments into consideration? Blatantly rejecting public opinion and wilfully ignoring obviously fake comments opens them up to a lawsuit.

Prove it.

And prove who did it. Was it insiders, the Russians, the Chinese, or a false flag operation orchestrated by political opponents seeking to discredit the process?

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