FCC Caves on Net Neutrality

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "Restoring Internet Freedom"

    "Reporter manhandled by FCC guards because he asked question...

    Security guards at the Federal Communications Commission headquarters here manhandled a well-regarded reporter at a public hearing today [The Net-Neutrality Meeting] and forced him to leave the premises after he had tried to politely ask questions of FCC commissioners.

    The reporter, John M. Donnelly of CQ Roll Call, is an award-winning journalist...He has chaired the NPC [The National Press Club] Board of Governors and formerly served on the Standing Committee of Correspondents in the U.S. Congress, which credentials the Washington press corps.

    Donnelly said he ran afoul of plainclothes security personnel at the FCC when he tried to ask commissioners questions when they were not in front of the podium at a scheduled press conference..

    When Donnelly strolled in an unthreatening way toward FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly to pose a question, two guards pinned Donnelly against the wall with the backs of their bodies until O’Rielly had passed. O’Rielly witnessed this and continued walking...

    ...he continuously displayed his congressional press pass and held a tape recorder and notepad...

    The guard then made him leave the building under implied threat of force...

    Reporters can ask questions in any area of a public building that is not marked off as restricted to them. Officials who are fielding the questions don’t have to answer..."

    http://www.press.org/news-multimedia/news/reporter-manhandled-fcc-guards-because-he-asked-question

    "...Seeking to question officials after news conferences is standard practice for journalists in Washington..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-eject-him-from-meeting-for-asking-questions/

    You know you are in trouble when freedom of the press is violently suppressed at The Federal Communications Commission after a meeting in which the FCC issues a rulemaking to restore the freedom of Broadband ISPs.
     
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  2. hawki

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    "FCC Ignores Growing Evidence of Fraud, Moves Ahead With Plan to Slash Net Neutrality Protections

    New evidence raises even greater suspicion about flood of fraudulent anti-net neutrality comments. Numerous individuals have confirmed that personal information was used to file comments without their permission, data analysis shows likely connection to stolen databases...

    Various security researchers have noted that a significant portion of the suspicious anti-net neutrality comments use names and addresses found in breached databases including River City Media and Modern Business Solutions...

    Fortune has reported that if you remove the suspicious comments, 97% of the remaining comments are in support of Title II based net neutrality protections...

    The FCC has refused to show evidence for its claim that a DDoS attack took down their site during the exact same time that large numbers of pro net neutrality comments would have been flowing in from John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight. Security experts and even a former senior FCC staffer have disputed their unfounded claims, raising questions about whether the agency is actively trying to silence supporters of net neutrality while knowingly accepting fraudulent comments opposing it..."

    https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2017/05/18/fcc-ignores-growing-evidence-fraud-moves-ahead-plan-slash-net-neutrality
     
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