Madhatter Monday

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The Federal Communications Commission rejected calls to delay ending net neutrality rules over a flawed public comment system, saying it hadn’t relied on millions of identical or suspicious submissions in its decision making.

A group representing Netflix Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, meanwhile, said Friday it’s already planning legal action and lobbying to challenge the new rule.

In its final order released late Thursday, the commission said it rejects “calls to delay adoption of this Order out of concerns that certain non-substantive comments (on which the Commission did not rely) may have been submitted under multiple different names or allegedly ‘fake’ names.”

A study found that more than 7.75 million comments were submitted from email domains attributed to FakeMailGenerator.com, and they had nearly identical wording. The FCC said some of the nearly 23 million comments on Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to gut Obama-era rules were filed under the same name more than 90 times each.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, as well as lawmakers and other state officials, had asked the commission to delay its vote and implementation of new policy on the basis that the fake comments had impacted the agency’s ability to assess public reaction. The agency declined to do so.

@ BLOOMBERG

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10 Responses to Madhatter Monday

  1. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    In its final order released late Thursday, the commission said it rejects “calls to delay adoption of this Order out of concerns that certain non-substantive comments (on which the Commission did not rely) may have been submitted under multiple different names or allegedly ‘fake’ names.”

    On which the commission did not rely. Well, I’m sure if they were all proved legitimate, they sill wouldn’t listen to we, the people. Republicans have more than proved in every area that they don’t give a shit about us or what we want.

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  2. Den says:

    Right! What is the use having a site to place objections if they have no intention of using the info? This is just another Right Wing scam perpetrated by rich boy and his cronies to enrichen corporate coffers further indenturing us wee servants to the pugger machine and boosting the Plutocracy.

    Then there is the Federal Judicial appointments to make sure we will be unable to fight against the regime, it never ends with these fascist fux.

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  3. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Warmed up finally, everything melting. I shoveled the snow which was turning to slush off the deck, and the residue is melted. Balmy out there, lol.

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  4. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    It warmed up. I shoveled the bit of snow off the back deck, it was half slush, and not the residue is gone. It’s quite balmy out there compared to zero degrees.

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  5. Micki says:

    Well, I am still a firm believer that public comments have power. I could give you a list of successful experiences here in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington State.

    Now…regarding at the federal level. I have “hope” that the lawsuits lodged by the Netflixes et al could prevail. The rules are on their side. Maybe (maybe????) the judicial appointees will do their jobs? If it went to the Supreme Court, there’s still a slim chance…

    Federal agencies must consult the public in rulemaking — and presumably pay attention to the public! There’s something called the Administrative Procedure Act that addresses this bulls**t from the current a-holes in Washngton DC (Repubs and Dems — neither are the white hats).

    Speak to truth to power!

    I do realize that hope is not a plan. 😉

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Pastafarians unite! All you have to lose is your noodles.

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  7. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Phone dead most of the day, now THIS evening it is mysteriously working. It also did one of those dings it’s suddenly famous for.

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  8. Micki says:

    Ooops…it was “one ringy, dingy”…not “dingy, dingy”

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