A Manhattan federal judge has ruled the Federal Communications Commission must provide two reporters access to server logs that may provide new insight into the allegations of fraud stemming from agency’s 2017 net neutrality rollback.
RT @dgwbirch: A unique “IS_A_PERSON” credential should be presented to make a comment in these circumstances. It may be anonymous, but at least you’d know it was person and not a troll it. https://t.co/gsco0qvjus
Good. Let’s face it Pai knows his entire argument on there was public support for ending net neutrality was based on a lie just like the rest of the Trump administration bs. This will just make it a lot easier to put it back in place proving the entire argument was based on a lie.
The worst that could possibly happen is maybe (but probably not) he is fired or resigns, to be replaced by another sycophant in the pocket of telecom.
The law, or what a judge says no longer matters. Not in this issue, and not in many of the pressing issues of the day.
It will only change with change all the way at the top, and with the current state of placement of judges in various federal courts, I don't even see that happening anymore. And it will certainly not happen with either of the two candidates vying for president.
It was controversial on all sides, and a clear majority of conservatives and liberals were wrong: Repealing Net Neutrality would actually be good.
Now that we know for sure that everything's ok and the internet quality has actually improved overall, it's no surprise that leftists are still pursuing what was always a cleverly delivered plan to control the internet with the likes of google and leftist beaurocrats at the helm; censoring speech, stomping out smaller ISPs and websites, and leaving American internet quality lightyears behind countries like South Korea.
If they need to, Republicans should start investigating the insane gaslighting, propaganda, and manipulation by google, and pro-NN advocates. The masterminds behind the pro-NN push don't want their bullshit to see the sunlight; this underhanded shit will stop real quick.
What is confusing? Net neutrality was a bait and switch. It promised paradise and delivered government control of internet content and the elimination of any business case to increase internet investment and performance.
You .... You guys know that your IP address is visible to every website you visit, right? It's called a public IP for a reason. It's no less private than a mailing address or license plate number. Hundreds or thousands of people see it every day.... This isn't any more of an invasion of privacy than going online without using a proxy/VPN.
Speaking of, a bunch of these IPs may very well be the same, but that could mean no more than a bunch of people using the same VPN service that happen to be routed through the nearest server (a few sites in Canada are popular for American users, for example). The IP addresses of commenters reveals absolutely nothing useful about anything.
From the Judge: releasing the logs may help clarify whether fraudulent activity interfered with the comment period, as well as whether the agency’s decision-making process is “vulnerable to corruption."
My take: I was one of the flesh-and-blood people who commented. when I did that, I also looked up every comment made by a person with my name. Result: every comment by someone with my name was obvious cut-n-paste.
From my POV, it's clear: the FCC site was swamped with fake comments. Their unwillingness to publicly say so is an abomination in a democracy.