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posted by Fnord666 on Tuesday December 11 2018, @08:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the shining-a-light dept.

Report: FBI opens criminal investigation into net neutrality comment fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the use of stolen identities in public comments on the government's repeal of net neutrality rules, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday.

The investigation focuses on "whether crimes were committed when potentially millions of people's identities were posted to the FCC's website without their permission, falsely attributing to them opinions about net neutrality rules," the report said.

"Two organizations told BuzzFeed News, each on condition that they not be named, that the FBI delivered subpoenas to them related to the comments," BuzzFeed wrote.

The FBI subpoenas came a few days after similar subpoenas sent by NY AG Barbara Underwood in mid-October. Underwood "subpoenaed more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors, and Washington advocacy organizations," The New York Times reported in October.

Previously: John Oliver Leads Net Neutrality Defenders to Crash FCC Website. Again.
Bot Floods the FCC's Website with Anti-Net Neutrality Comments
FCC Officially Publishes Net Neutrality Repeal
U.S. Officially Repeals Net Neutrality Rules; FOIA Request Reveals Details of Bogus DDoS Attack
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Passes Blame Over Lying About Public Comment System Being DDoSed
99.7 Percent of Unique FCC Comments Favored Net Neutrality
Ajit Pai Admits Russia Interfered in Net Neutrality Process amid Lawsuit

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by fustakrakich on Tuesday December 11 2018, @10:21PM (2 children)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Tuesday December 11 2018, @10:21PM (#773134) Journal

    Let's look at that, shall we?

    Ajit Pai said it was a "fact" that there was Russian interference...

    Why is "fact" in quotes? Because it isn't, maybe?

    So, what do we have?

    server logs and IP addresses.

    Whoops! That's it?? Sorry, man. You know that shit don't fly. It's too easy to "photoshop" that junk too.

    How long has this crap been going on? two years or more? And you still have no admissible evidence. So far you still have only hearsay from jailbirds and other interested parties... I sure wish you guys had something so we could get rid of these people and move on, but the goal seems to keep the game running as long as possible so the elephant remains invisible.

    La politica e i criminali sono la stessa cosa..
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  • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Tuesday December 11 2018, @10:53PM (1 child)

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Tuesday December 11 2018, @10:53PM (#773158) Journal

    Why is "fact" in quotes?

    Because it's a quote.

    • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Tuesday December 11 2018, @11:05PM

      by fustakrakich (6150) on Tuesday December 11 2018, @11:05PM (#773166) Journal

      By him. They could have actually quoted the whole sentence. What was the reason not to? Anyway, the story is bullshit, a distraction. And contrary to your faith, the democrats will be of no help. The distraction is for their benefit. SNAFU

      La politica e i criminali sono la stessa cosa..