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Two Senators Disagree on Net Neutrality but Agree the FCC Needs to Secure Its Online Comments | The Wall Street Journal

By James V. Grimaldi
May 24, 2018

Two U.S. senators this week called on the Federal Communications Commission to fix the agency’s system for accepting online comments after their names were used to post opinions about so-called net neutrality that they didn’t write or authorize.

The senators, Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrat Jeff Merkley of Oregon, who have opposing views on net neutrality, said someone posted opinions on the FCC website that were opposite to what they believed.

“We were among those whose identities were misused to express viewpoints we do not hold,” the senators wrote in a letter Monday to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. “We are writing to express our concerns about these fake comments and the need to identify and address fraudulent behavior in the rulemaking process.”

Source: Two Senators Disagree on Net Neutrality but Agree the FCC Needs to Secure Its Online Comments | Wall Street Journal

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