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How shady companies got millions of names for fake anti-net neutrality comments

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How shady companies got millions of names for fake anti-net neutrality commentsEntered an online contest lately? Congrats! You could have unwittingly supported the repeal of net neutrality.

In 2017, the Trump-era Federal Communications Commission (FCC) solicited public comments over whether it should repeal the Obama-era rule that established net neutrality (which it did in 2018)Net neutrality is the concept that internet providers have to treat all website traffic equally, and can’t create “fast lanes” or “slow lanes” for different companies and customers. 

New information in a report from the New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has revealed how people on both sides of the issue manipulated the digital comment submission process. Read more…

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