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posted by mrpg on Thursday December 06 2018, @08:41AM   Printer-friendly
from the russia-is-good-russia-is-love-russia-dont-interfere dept.

Federal Communications Chairman (FCC) Ajit Pai said it was a “fact” that there was Russian interference in the public comments ahead of its controversial net neutrality vote last year, amid sparring between another commissioner about a lawsuit the agency is in the midst of.

The admittance was made in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York Times, who requested access to records surrounding the public comments that they argued would “shed light to the extent to which Russian nationals and agents of the Russian government have interfered with the agency notice-and-comment process about a topic of extensive public interest.”

The public comments left ahead of the FCC’s net neutrality vote have been at the center of much scrutiny—with millions of fraudulent comments (including the names of dead people and current members of Congress) being used.

One recent study recently found that of the real comments, nearly 100 percent were made in favor of the FCC keeping the existing net neutrality rules.

https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/net-neutrality-comments-lawsuit/


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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 06 2018, @08:51AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 06 2018, @08:51AM (#770576)

    More specifically, the one with 'one term in politics/public administration, the next term in jail'.

    Start by making the Orange One wearing all-orange; black and white stripes will work fine too, i'm not fussy. Only, FFS, don't give him access to Tweeter.

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  • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by DeathMonkey on Thursday December 06 2018, @07:29PM

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Thursday December 06 2018, @07:29PM (#770795) Journal

    More specifically, the one with 'one term in politics/public administration, the next term in jail'.

    Well, the current administration is trying it's hardest to fulfill your wish.