The FBI is now investigating fake anti-net neutrality comments

The federal government is now looking into faked comments posted to the FCC’s website during last year’s public comment period on the agency’s plans to roll back net neutrality internet protections. According to Buzzfeed News, the FBI has launched an investigation to determine if any laws were broken.

In May 2017, the FCC began accepting comments from the general public regarding its plans, pulling in more than 2.6 million comments, spurred on by television personalities like John Oliver. The agency was inundated with tens of thousands of near-identical comments advocating for the removal of the protections (a study later found that unique comments were overwhelmingly asking for the rules to be left in place), and while those comments…

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