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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: 5, Insightful) by tangomargarine on Thursday December 06 2018, @03:57PM (1 child)

    by tangomargarine (667) on Thursday December 06 2018, @03:57PM (#770701)

    This reminds me of something else that happened recently...what was it again...

    Oh, right. "We find Dr. Ford's testimony compelling...but we just don't give a fuck so we're confirming him anyway. Thanks for coming forward, and enjoy your nightmare scenario."

    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.

    "That's nice; I'll just stamp this here, and you all can go fuck yourselves."

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  • (Score: 2, Disagree) by Runaway1956 on Thursday December 06 2018, @11:04PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 06 2018, @11:04PM (#770924) Homepage Journal

    Most of us found 2001: A space Oddysey to be compelling. However, there wasn't a shred of verifiable truth in the story. Ford's testimony was far less compelling than Clarke's story.

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