Saturday, September 22, 2018

New York Times sues FCC over FoIA non-compliance with turning over possible Russian meddling with comment period in 2017

Jon Brodkin of Ars Technica reports that the New York Times has sued the FCC for its refusal to turn over records, based on the Freedom of Information Act, concerning possible Russian meddling during the comments phase of its 2017 process to eliminate Obama-era network neutrality rules. The link is here. 

There are some indications of DDoS attacks on FCC servers during the comments, and attempts to hide pro-neutrality comments. Russians could have had the sinister desire of wanting to wind up with a system were telecoms block individual speakers or small organizations.  That really doesn't seem to be happening. 

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