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Offline Id82

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FCC receiving fake emails
« on: November 30, 2017, 10:20:51 am »
https://www.wired.com/story/fcc-net-neutrality-comment-analysis-fake-emails/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/11/29/net-neutrality-comments-mostly-came-bots-and-fake-email-addresses-pew-finds/904439001/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/24/fcc-net-neutrality-process-corrupted-by-fake-comments-and-vanishing-consumer-complaints-officials-say/?utm_term=.a08b6ac45140

So apparently the FCC has received thousands of fake emails by automated bots stating support for dismantling net neutrality. Which means someone is hacking email accounts to send fake support to take down net neutrality. Which means the FCC is following fake public interest. Which means fuck democracy if you can just hack your way to the results you want.

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Offline dpareja

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Re: FCC receiving fake emails
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 02:06:22 pm »
Well, they've also gotten 2.8 million duplicate messages in support of keeping it, because of John Oliver.
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