Reporter wins settlement over records request concerning fake public comments on net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission agreed to pay $43,000 for attorney fees and court costs of a New York journalist seeking records on net neutrality proceedings in 2017. The records that reporter Jason Prechtel received under the settlement showed how millions of fake comments were sent to the FCC during the net neutrality rollback. (Gizmodo, March 21, 2019, by Dell Cameron)

The New York attorney general’s office is still investigating the case but has already found that up to 9.4 million comments were submitted with stolen identities. (Ars Technica, March 22, 2019, by Jon Brodkin)

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