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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, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 06 2018, @03:34PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 06 2018, @03:34PM (#770685)

    Yeah, no kidding. Why are we even talking about this? This is soooo boring.

    Hey, I heard there's a Soros-funded cavalcade of brown people starting to assemble at the very southern tip of South America. I heard they're probably filled with really bad hombres and they might even have nuclear weapons too. They're on foot and moving slow, but they'll be at the US border by the summer of 2020 (October at the latest). That's the kind of stuff we need to pay attention to. Besides, I heard we straight-up asked Putin about whether they do this stuff and he said "no". It wasn't just that he said "no", but he was pretty insistent about it, so that's good enough for me.

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  • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Thursday December 06 2018, @04:05PM (3 children)

    by acid andy (1683) on Thursday December 06 2018, @04:05PM (#770705) Homepage Journal

    My unspoken point is that there are corporate and investment interests in the US that are against net neutrality. So why are nerds here so quick to fall for what might be a lame attempt to deflect blame?

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 06 2018, @04:27PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 06 2018, @04:27PM (#770713)

      I don't know if so many nerds are convinced, but of course our resident DNC whore (and he pays too) is convinced.

      • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Thursday December 06 2018, @06:50PM

        by DeathMonkey (1380) on Thursday December 06 2018, @06:50PM (#770777) Journal

        When the people who were denying something are forced to admit it under penalty of perjury, I tend to believe them.

    • (Score: 4, Funny) by DeathMonkey on Thursday December 06 2018, @07:15PM

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Thursday December 06 2018, @07:15PM (#770787) Journal

      My unspoken point is that there are corporate and investment interests in the US that are against net neutrality. So why are nerds here so quick to fall for what might be a lame attempt to deflect blame?

      Because it would be illegal for those corporate interests do so. And, since they operate in the US, they could be held responsible for their crimes.