Something funny happened on the way to repealing Net Neutrality rules…

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Sorry to interrupt your Thanksgiving, but this one has had me laughing all afternoon. You might have seen the news that the Trump-era FCC is planning to repeal the Net Neutrality rules passed by the Obama-era FCC a few years ago. As part of that process the FCC held a public comment period, during which a mind boggling 22 million comments were submitted by concerned individuals through an online site.

There’s just one little problem with those comments. A large number of them appear to be fake. And not just fake in the usual ordinary sense of fake, but submitted using hijacked names and identities scooped up from large data breaches that spilled into public view. See:

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