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Saturday, May 02, 2020

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. A pair of New York Times reporters - Nicholas Confessore and Gabriel Dance - sued the FCC under the Freedom of Information Act after it refused their request to view copies of the logs. The logs will show, among other details, the originating IP addresses behind the millions of public comments sent to the agency ahead of the December 2017 net neutrality vote. The FCC attempted to quash the paper's request but failed to persuade District Judge Lorna Schofield, who wrote that, despite the privacy concerns raised by the agency, 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."



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Why would the FCC ever hide this????!!!!

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-02 10:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1


Do you really need to ask?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-02 11:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4


"Why would the FCC ever hide this????!!!!'

Orders from headquarters . . . or else!

(That's Mafia code for "Youse is ------' off Mr. Big and dun like dat!")

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-03 03:36 AM | Reply

So, won't the FCC just appeal this to the right wing corrupt SC?

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-03 11:34 AM | Reply

The FCC will lose in court. What they'll do is stall, try to run out the clock, change leadership, and say that since the leadership has changed this is no longer an issue.

Was the FCC stupid enough to Astroturf their own comment section from their own government computers? Because that would be fraud. And surely other crimes as well; such as misuse of government resources.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-03 11:39 AM | Reply

#5 | Posted by snoofy

I don't put anything by the arrogant SOB in charge and the chronies he brought in. A couple people I know had their names used by the spammers. They were not nearly made enough about it either.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-05-03 01:26 PM | Reply

Is there a Law?

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-05-03 05:29 PM | Reply

There are laws against fraud. But in the age of Trump, there's so much fraud going on, that we have to start ranking the incidences before we can express an appropriate outrage.


#8 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-05-03 05:58 PM | Reply

Is there a Law?


Doesn't matter. Conservatives don't believe in following laws anyways.

#9 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-05-04 11:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Conservatives don't believe in following laws anyways.

#9 | Posted by gtbritishskull at

They believe in other people following laws.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-04 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is there a Law?


Against Russians hacking our systems in order to manipulate our democracy?


#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-04 01:22 PM | Reply

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