Consumers Whose Personal Information Was Used in Anti-Net Neutrality Spam Ask FCC to Investigate

Fourteen people have sent a letter to the agency chairman asking for an investigation of the incident

Consumers Whose Personal Information Was Used in Anti-Net Neutrality Spam Ask FCC to Investigate
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May 26, 2017

Fourteen consumers whose personal information was used to post fake anti-net neutrality comments to the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) proposal to roll back net neutrality regulations have asked the agency to investigate the incident.

"Whoever is behind this stole our names and addresses, publicly exposed our private information without our permission, and used our identities to file a political statement we did not sign onto," the consumers wrote in a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. "Hundreds of thousands of other Americans may have been victimized too."

The letter requests that the agency investigate the incident for violations of the law, remove the fake comments, and publicly release any information it has about the spam.

"All proper authorities must be notified immediately and the FCC must disclose any and all information the agency has pertaining to the organization or person behind these fake comments," the writers conclude.

The actual text of the spam comments was taken from a conservative group that denied posting them on the proposal. It is not yet known who was responsible for the spam.

The letter was sent to Pai by pro-net neutrality regulation group Fight For the Future.