Until now, the Federal Communications Commission keeps mum regarding the truth about bogus comments that used to flood the agency’s website.
One of the agency’s commissioners could not bear it anymore. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel indicted that the FCC keeps on preventing the Freedom of Information Act’s (FOIA) effort to uncover the truth on the fraudulent comments that heavily sprouted on the commission’s repeal of net neutrality. She reproached the agency of obstructing journalism and concealing the naked truth.
“It appears this agency is trying to prevent anyone from looking too closely at the mess it made of net neutrality. It is hiding what it knows about the fraud in our record and it is preventing an honest account of its many problems from seeing the light of day,” said Rosenworcel.
She condemned the FCC’s “overbroad claims” of FOIA exception, and have insinuated the agency had lost so much of its integrity when other FOIA inquiries discovered the current FCC absolutely forged a DDOS attack. It is apparently to try and minimize the public’s hostile response to its procedures.
Rosenworcel returned to the FCC as a Commissioner on August 11, 2017. She was nominated by former President Barack Obama and with the United States Senate’s universal confirmation of them. She used to serve as a Commissioner from May 11, 2012, to January 3, 2017.
Before joining the agency, she served as Senior Communications Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation governed by Senator John D. Rockefeller IV during that period.
Recently, the New York Times and other media outlets charged the FCC. They argued that the commission is deterring journalists and consumer groups’ efforts to uncover who was responsible for the millions of fictitious comments that flustered the agency’s net neutrality rollback last year.
Journalist, Jason Prechtel charged the agency in an effort to reveal the truth regarding who governed the FCC comment system and who could have sponsored the effort.
An immeasurable number of consumers including several Senators had their names embezzled and exploited to endorse the FCC’s dismantling of net neutrality during the commission’s public comment phase. It is the only chance that most Americans views on the subject will be recognized. Evidence reveals that cybercriminals utilized bots along with a weakened database to overwhelm the operation. Even those who already passed away, showed “support” for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s nixing of net neutrality.
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey (PA) and Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) were among the people tangled in the millions of identities that were dishonestly taken advantage of. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives demanded the agency during that time to probe on the fabricated remarks prior to the disputable vote of the net neutrality repeal.
After a few weeks that the DDOS attack had taken place, the FCC declared that its Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) had been consumed by a largely consigned cyber attack. The occurrence was later on used to disdain the entire public comment process.
However, the federal agency has persistently withstood against FOIA demand for API, server, IP address, email, and other data that could help in determining the perpetrator.