FCC Website hit with Automated Fake Comments in Anti-Net Neutrality Attack


The debate over net neutrality rules has become more heated, with reports surfacing at the Federal Communications Commission of their website being flooded with fake comments.

The FCC reports that thousands of electronic comments submitted to the website contain identical, duplicate messages that favor rolling back the 2015 rules, which protect websites and online services from being blocked or slowed by Internet service providers.

In addition to the possibly fake comments, the web site of the Washington Free Beacon turned up a handful of racist comments attacking FCC chairman Ajit Pai, an Indian-American. And many other comments appear to have been submitted under false names or contain text duplicated from activist groups on both sides of the debate. It’s not clear who is behind any of the spammed or fake messages, yet, however.

See full story: Fortune

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