The federal government is now looking into faked comments posted to the FCC’s website during last year’s public comment period on the agency’s plans to roll back net neutrality internet protections. According to Buzzfeed News, the FBI has launched an investigation to determine if any laws were broken. In May 2017, the FCC began accepting comments from the … [Read more...] about The FBI is now investigating fake anti-net neutrality comments
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai admitted earlier this week that roughly 500,000 comments submitted during the debate over the controversial repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules were linked to Russian email addresses. The disclosure was made in a memorandum filed this week in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted by the New York … [Read more...] about FCC Chairman Ajit Pai admits Russian interference in net neutrality debate
The New York Times and BuzzFeed News have filed freedom of information requests in the hopes of uncovering the extent of fraudulent comments and Russian influence in the net neutrality process. Pai's filing was part of an FCC memorandum that addressed the requests, and the agency has argued that releasing the data could expose the US to cyberattacks.Pai's concession underscores … [Read more...] about FCC chairman admits Russia meddled in net neutrality debate
The fight over net neutrality doesn't die. It just changes over time.The Obama era rules for the open internet proved short-lived, lasting briefly from 2015 to 2018. But the battle rages in the courts as supporters challenge the repeal of the rules and the Federal Communications Commission challenges states that are passing their own net neutrality rules. Many people agree with … [Read more...] about The net neutrality fight isn’t over. Here’s what you need to know
The New York Times has filed a lawsuit against the FCC under the Freedom of Information Act, seeking documents that allegedly reveal the scope of Russian meddling in the repeal of net neutrality. The Obama-era rules forced ISPs and wireless providers to treat all data streams the same. It prevented them from providing a "fast lane" to content streamers willing to pay for a … [Read more...] about Did the FCC hide evidence that Russians were involved in the repeal of net neutrality?