Fake Comments Prompt Calls For Delaying Net Neutrality Ruling
Was your name used inappropriately to sway the government's decision later this month about net neutrality?
Twenty-seven U.S. senators and New York's attorney general want federal regulators to delay a vote on scrapping open internet rules after concerns the public comment docket is filled with fake comments.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman held a press conference Monday asking for the delay of the December 14 vote on net neutrality.
That, as his office investigates what he suspects is as many as 1 million comments linked to stolen identities.
"This process has been deeply corrupted. For six months now, attorneys in my office have been reviewing millions of public comments submitted to the FCC's website about net neutrality -- what we have found so far is extremely disturbing."