• FCC Chair Ajit Pai Admits Millions of Russian and Fake Comments Distorted Net Neutrality Repeal

    12 days ago - By Fortune

    FCC Chair Ajit Pai admitted in a commission statement Dec. 3 that fraudulent comments in the millions, including “half-million submitted from Russian e-mail addresses,” were made in a public process prior to the commission's allegedly foregone decision to reverse net-neutrality policies set in the Obama Administration.
    Over 22 million comments were received, most of them using identical language, temporary or duplicate addresses , or believed to be generated by spambots. Pai's admission came in a heated exchange with a dissenting commissioner in which Pai claimed these fake comments...
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