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Seems like one has to be able to lie to be in the Trump administration. Freepress has compiled a list of Ajit Pai’s twelve biggest lies of 2018. Also see: How We’re Getting Net Neutrality Back
Trump’s FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is no exception — this year he’s stooped to incredible lows in his attempt to justify his repeal of Net Neutrality and a plethora of other consumer protections.
From wireless text messaging to low-income phone access, Pai is taking a “weed-whacker” (his words, not ours) to rules regulating just about every modern mode of communication.
As the year comes to a close, we’ve compiled a list of lowlights from Pai’s misinformation campaign. Read ’em, weep — then join us in the fight to #StoptheFCC:
1. Pai acknowledges the FCC lied about a DDoS attack taking down the agency’s public-comment system during the Net Neutrality repeal proceeding. This doozy was just one of many irregularities during the proceeding back in 2017. But the truth came to light this year — and we’re confident that Net Neutrality will soon be restored.
2. Pai falsely claimed that Net Neutrality rules hurt broadband investment in his testimony before Congress. As a matter of fact, that’s just one untruth in a mountain of lies the chairman told when making his case for destroying the open internet. Here’s our point-by-point takedown of his favorite arguments against Title II Net Neutrality.
3. Pai claimed that his massive handout to ISPs was necessary to promote 5G buildout. But really it just adds to companies’ bottom lines at the expense of local communities. Big wireless companies publicly informed their shareholders that 5G was on the way well before Pai delivered his gift.
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