The other day I asked if you know anything about American troll farms out there. And today the internet brought me the news: only 17.4 percent of the comments to the FCC on the net neutrality rules came from real people. Thank you, Universe!
So, people in government who are in charge of the future of the internet desperately desire to rule it. They have power, they have resources and they create a bot farm to try gaining support playing dirty games:
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are having their identities stolen and used to interfere in government decisions about whether internet service providers should be allowed to block apps, slow websites and charge fees for what people do online, says New York’s attorney general.
Schneiderman has approached the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with his findings but says they have “been unwilling to assist my office in our efforts to investigate this unlawful activity.”
The FCC has refused to help, and THIS is the real threat. Trying to block freedom of speech is disgusting, but a bigger issue is covering up corruption which too damn obvious here. If the Congress lets Pai get away with this, it’s a green light for obstruction of justice in every government body.
And I’m having a hard time trying to find where business ends and government starts.
P.S. I bet someone is already typing an article on how Russians hacked FCC. Good luck with that.
Edit: New York Post did publish an article on how Russian bots did it and I’m laughing out loud: no evidence, no credible source (non-credible sources are also absent). I love this hysteria ¯\_(ツ)_/¯