The FCC Lied to Congress About an Alleged Cyberattack and Didn’t Come Clean Until Now

Makena Kelly reporting for The Verge:

It’s been over a year since Ajit Pai and the Federal Communications Commission claimed that the agency’s comment filing system was subjected to a cyberattack during the height of last year’s net neutrality debate. But after waves of speculation from both the public and Congress, the commission has finally come clean.

The idea that the crashing of the FCC commenting system was cause by “bots” never sat well with me. It seemed like an easy way for Chairman Ajit Pai to explain away the massive show of support in favor of keeping the Net Neutrality rules in place. It turns out that was exactly the case.