oldephartte (oldephartte) wrote,
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The FCC admits it lied

 Evan at Fight for the Future

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

Lawmakers are paying attention to this debacle. We need everyone to contact their reps RIGHT NOW to tell them that the repeal of net neutrality wasn’t just unpopular, it was illegitimate.

TAKE ACTION

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.

Click here to contact your member of Congress and tell them to pass the resolution to overrule the FCC’s illegitimate repeal and restore net neutrality.

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!

Footnotes:

1. Gizmodo: https://gizmodo.com/heres-the-internal-report-proving-the-fcc-made-up-a-cyb-1828166991

Fight for the Future works to protect your rights in the digital age.

Tags: #954f72, internet neutrality
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