Breaking news: the FCC just finally admitted that it lied to Congress and the public when it claimed that a “cyber attack” took down its website at the exact moment that pro net neutrality comments were flooding in from John Oliver’s viral broadcast on the topic.1
We’ve been raising the alarm about this alleged DDoS attack since the FCC first made this claim back in May 2017.
Thousands of people signed our petition demanding that the FCC show proof, since Ajit Pai was repeatedly using the claim of a DDoS attack to downplay widespread opposition to his plan to let cable companies control what we see and do on the Internet.
Now we all know the truth: the FCC’s website didn’t crash because of an attack, it crashed under the massive weight of millions of people speaking out against Ajit Pai’s blatant assault on our Internet freedom.
Ajit Pai can keep lying. We’re going to stop him in his tracks.
For the Internet,
-Evan at Fight for the Future
P.S. Fight for the Future is one of the only grassroots organizations with a full tech team, which gave us the expertise to debunk the FCC’s bogus DDoS claims and make this internal investigation happen. Please chip in so we can continue this unique and essential work!
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