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What happened: As it wrestled with accusations about a fake cyberattack last spring (2017), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) purposely misled several news organizations, choosing to feed journalists false information, while at the same time discouraging them from challenging the agency’s official story.
The FCC has been unwilling or unable to produce any evidence an attack occurred—not to the reporters who’ve requested and even sued over it, and not to U.S. lawmakers who’ve demanded to see it. Instead, the agency conducted a quiet campaign to bolster its cyberattack story with the aid of friendly and easily duped reporters, chiefly by spreading word of an earlier cyberattack that its own security staff say never happened. The FCC's own security professionals on
The FCC has refused to release any documentation showing an investigation into the comment system’s downtime occurred. According to the FCC, the FBI declined to investigate the matter, saying it “did not appear to rise to the level of a major incident that would trigger further FBI involvement.” The FBI declined to confirm or deny any contact with the FCC about the issue.
The fact that an investigation at the FCC would have been carried out by an official who had earlier refused to accept the formal findings of the FCC’s own security professionals, and then anonymously leaked claims contradicting them, only further casts suspicion on the FCC’s story.
Why is this important?
Because the same people lying about this coverup are the ones trying to silence your voice over your support of Net Neutrality laws. The head of the FCC, Ajit Pai, has made it his personal goal to dismantle the FCC's regulations that all traffic on the internet be treated equally. This means internet service providers could theoretically charge you like how cable companies do - up the ass with no options. Here's a good barometer from the FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on the supposed DDoS attack:
"I have seen no evidence of a DDoS attack on the FCC comment system,” FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel told Gizmodo. “But I did see millions of Americans write in to the FCC to stop its misguided effort to roll back net neutrality. It’s time for the agency to own up to what really happened.”
This is breaking news as of an hour of me writing this. The COMMISSIONER of the FCC is saying that there was never a DDoS attack, there was no cyber attack. This was a way to cover up and hide what millions of Americans were trying to say - please protect our internet.