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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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In other news, Senate Republicans have voted to begin debate on their tax cut bill even though the full details of the bill are still unknown.

Meanwhile, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, the man responsible for the death of 29 coal miners, is running for Senate. He'll challenge Joe Manchin if he becomes the Republican nominee.

Finally, a Pew Research Center review of comments made to the FCC regarding net neutrality found that over half of them were fake.

From April 27 to Aug. 30 the public was able to submit comments to the FCC on the topic electronically. Of those, 57 percent used either duplicate email addresses or temporary email addresses, while many individual names appeared thousands of times in the submissions, Pew said.

For example, “Pat M” was listed on 5,910 submissions, and the email address was used in 1,002 comments. TV host John Oliver supported keeping net neutrality earlier this on his HBO talk show.

The flood of purportedly fake comments has made it difficult to interpret the public’s true thinking on net neutrality and has even spurred New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate for the last six months who posted the comments to the FCC website.

Schneiderman is a very busy man.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    Well, it’s not like Ajit Pai and Trump actually give a shit about “the public’s true thinking on net neutrality” anyway.

    • RamOrgan

      Or anything else, for that matter.