You'd think this would be enough for the FCC to delay action on reversing net neutrality rules and having a transparent, serious investigation of the anti-open internet hacking campaign of the comment system. It won't be.
A comment submitted to the Federal Communications Commission says Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is a staunch opponent of Obama-era net neutrality rules designed to protect the open internet. The only problem: Leahy is a longtime vocal proponent of net neutrality, and he had no idea there was a comment filed in his name.
"Oh, my God. I wasn't aware of that," Leahy said when he was asked Sunday about the comment. "I have been a consistent and noisy proponent of net neutrality."
Leahy has even held hearings in support of net neutrality. And still, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is resisting any investigation of the rampant identity theft—at least hundreds of thousands of fake comments—and bulldozing this through on behalf of Comcast and Verizon and the rest of big telecom.
But we're still fighting back. Tomorrow, Tuesday Dec.12, is "Break the Internet" day, an online day of action hopefully resulting in "an avalanche of calls to Congress." The FCC is going to move ahead regardless, so the only way to stop it is with Congress. The only way to make them do that is to scare them into it with a flood of calls and the promise that we'll vote them out if they don't protect the internet.
So this Tuesday, Dec. 12, "Break the Internet" on your site, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, reddit, Tumblr, Youtube, or in whatever wild creative way you can to get your audience to contact Congress. That’s how we win. Are you in?