NY AG Says 2M Identities were Falsely Used to File Comments on Net Neutrality

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Reprinted from The New York Daily News by Kenneth Lovett on December 13, 2017.

The number of Americans whose identities were fraudulently used in comments over net neutrality filed with the Federal Communications Commission doubled to 2 million, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.

Schneiderman released the latest findings of his investigation into the matter a day before the FCC is set to vote on whether to repeal net neutrality rules.

“Millions of fake comments have corrupted the FCC public process — including two million that stole the identities of real people, a crime under New York law,” Schneiderman said. “Yet the FCC is moving full steam ahead with a vote based on this corrupted process, while refusing to cooperate with an investigation.”

Schneiderman again called on the FCC to delay the vote. He said over 5,000 people have filed reports with his office saying their identities were used to submit fake comments to the FCC on the net neutrality issue. …

NY Daily News 12/13

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