FCC Lied About Net Neutrality Comment Flood Being Cyberattack

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Опубликовано 8 июня 2018, 22:00
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been accused of intentionally lying to the media by claiming a comment submission section of its website designed to solicit opinions on net neutrality was taken offline by a cyberattack.

In reality, critics believe it was simply overwhelmed by traffic following a segment on the topic by U.S. comedian John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight.

A slew of heavily-redacted emails, obtained and published via the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) by watchdog American Oversight, revealed the internal deliberations that occurred over the technical issues with the FCC system on the evening of May 7 last year. At the time, an animated Oliver had asked viewers to visit the comment section and speak out in support of net neutrality...

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