2 Million Net Neutrality Public Comments Faked
It seems there is foul play afoot in the Net Neutrality battle.
The FCC opened the repeal of Net Neutrality to public comment earlier this year. But it seems out of 23 million comments submitted, at least 2 million of them were faked. Some used the names and addresses of dead people. Some of live people, but changed their addresses. Some of the names were linked to computer data breaches and stolen identities, although the exact breaches were unclear.
New York's State Attorney General's office has set up a web page where you can search for your name (or loved one's names--living or deceased) and see if there are comments associated with them. If there is evidence of fraud, you can contact that office if you wish:
It is not clear to me whether that search includes all comments and names submitted to the FCC, or only those with New York addresses.
The final vote on the repeal of Net Neutrality is being held tomorrow, over the objections of 19 state attorneys general.