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FCC Promotes Repeal of Net Neutrality with Dead PeopleIdentity Theft


It would be funny if it weren’t for the fact that it may be true that, in the face of bipartisan pushback, the FCC has gotten into the propaganda game. A Reddit entry sums up the issue nicely: “FCC has been using dead peoples accounts to shill for ending Net Neutrality.”

The repeal of net neutrality, which happened on December 14, means that telecom companies can now charge more (in theory, whatever they like), throttle travel time to specific online destinations and even block access to sites (a.k.a., censorship); they can also sell user information.

With this bizarre news percolating, I can’t help but wonder if they can see (and use) logins and passwords to specific accounts, too.

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For an administration accused of using social media disinformation to win the election, it’s a stunning move on the part of the FCC. It’s also disconcerting, given the obvious question as to how the ISP/telecom favoring FCC got access to the accounts being used to shill for the anti-net neutrality messaging.

The attorney general of Pennsylvania has set up a website where you can check to see if social media comments were fraudulently left in their names.

Read more here.