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Senators, prosecutor cite fake comments on internet rules

Senators, prosecutor cite fake comments on internet rules

The FCC acknowledges the problem but points out that numerous fraudulent comments come from people or groups who support the current net neutrality rules. The August study by researcher Emprata found that among the sliver of comments that were unique, non-form letters, more (1.77 million) were against the repeal than for the repeal (24,000).

The 2015 rules changed the designation of internet service providers, or ISPs, usually big cable and telephone companies, so they were banned from blocking or throttling (slowing) legal content or from seeking payments to speed delivery of certain content, called "paid prioritization".

Although this likely constitutes a violation of state law, Schneiderman asserted, the FCC has repeatedly stonewalled all efforts by the NY officials to investigate the use of stolen identities.

Meanwhile, organizers say they expect more than 600 protests at all 50 states at Verizon stores and at lawmakers' offices in Washington this Thursday, a week before the vote.

Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said an unprecedented 23 million comments were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission about net neutrality.

"This is unacceptable", Rosenworcel, who supports the net neutrality rules, said Monday, The Hill reported. The agency has also said it "lacks the resources" to investigate every one of the comment records.

During his press conference on Monday, Schneiderman indicated that after a period of stonewalling he received an email from the FCC's inspector general's office offering a willingness to help in his investigation into the fake comments. The FCC needs to get to the bottom of this mess. "We want to weigh all comments and make sure that we take a full view of the record and again make the appropriate judgment based on those facts and the law as it applies".

He set up a website for people to check and report whether their name was improperly used for commenting.

Pai said the FCC will vote on December 14 to repeal the 2015 regulations it put in place that require internet Service Providers, or ISPs, to offer equal access to all users. "We're going to hold them to that - and, in the meantime, it's vital that the FCC delay the vote until we know what happened", said Schneiderman. Schneiderman joined a group of 27 senators who are also calling for a delay on the December 14 vote that is widely expected to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules. Specifically, the groups propose the FCC delay the vote until a pending court case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - the en banc review in Federal Trade Commission v. AT&T Mobility - resolves.

"One of the arguments is the government shouldn't get involved in the Internet", said Anthony Martino, director of Northeast Cyber Security and Forensic Center at Utica College.

When Pai made his proposal public last month, an FCC official said that the vast majority of the comments were from form letters, and that 7.5 million of the responses were exactly the same and came from 45,000 unique names and addresses.


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