The man who could doom net neutrality: Ajit Pai ignores outcry from all sides - Donald Trump’s pick to lead Federal Communications Commission accused of ‘dismissing democratic engagement’ amid plans to end Obama-era safeguards



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Comments:

7 Dec 2017 22:25 - +1171
I went on the NY Attorney General's website where you can check your name to see if your information was used (without your consent) to support ending Net Neutraility. My name was not on the list, but a lot of my family was. When I sent them the link, they gave me a "uhh, I never commented on the FCC page". Link to check: https://ag.ny.gov/fakecomments
7 Dec 2017 22:35 - +523
Why does anyone bother writing at this point? It's beyond clear that they don't care. **Protest outside of their offices and homes** instead: get media attention. They can ignore and delete emails, harder to ignore a mob.
7 Dec 2017 22:45 - +204
I wonder how many more signs people are going to need that we are no longer living in a representative democracy. At least not one that represents the majority of the citizenry.
7 Dec 2017 22:44 - +139
It pains me that article after article points out what a colossal asshole ajit pai is, and how he is betraying the entire country, and yet he will have ZERO negative repercussions.
7 Dec 2017 22:40 - +120
Well, that’s why they put him in that position, isn’t it? He was hired to do exactly this.
7 Dec 2017 22:15 - +115
Tantamount to treason. Ajit Pai should be in prison.
7 Dec 2017 20:36 - +70
[To learn about Net Neutrality, why it's important, and/or want tools to help you fight for Net Neutrality, visit BattleForTheNet](https://www.battleforthenet.com) **Write the FCC members directly here (Fill their inbox)** Name|Email|Twitter|Title|Party :--|:--|:--|:--|:-- Ajit Pai|[email protected]|[@AjitPaiFCC](https://twitter.com/ajitpaifcc)|Chairman|R Michael O'Rielly|[email protected]|[@MikeOFCC](https://twitter.com/mikeofcc)|Commissioner|R Brendan Carr|[email protected]|[@BrendanCarrFCC](https://twitter.com/brendancarrfcc)|Commissioner|R Mignon Clyburn|[email protected]|[@MClyburnFCC](https://twitter.com/mclyburnfcc)|Commissioner|D Jessica Rosenworcel|[email protected]|[@JRosenworcel](https://twitter.com/JRosenworcel)|Commissioner|D [Write to the FCC here](https://www.fcc.gov/about/contact) Write to your [House Representative here](http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/) and [Senators here](https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state) Add a comment to the repeal [here](https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/filings?proceedings_name=17-108&sort=date_disseminated,DESC) (and [here's](http://www.gofccyourself.com) an easier URL you can use thanks to John Oliver) [You can also use this to help you contact your house and congressional reps.](https://resistbot.io/) It's easy to use and cuts down on the transaction costs with writing a letter to your reps [Whitehouse.gov petition here](https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/do-not-repeal-net-neutrality) You can support groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU and Free Press who are fighting to keep Net Neutrality: * https://www.eff.org/ * https://www.aclu.org/ * https://www.freepress.net/ * https://www.fightforthefuture.org/ * https://www.publicknowledge.org/ * https://www.demandprogress.org/ [Set them as your charity on Amazon Smile here](https://smile.amazon.com/) [Also check this out](https://democracy.io/#!/), which was made by the EFF and is a low transaction cost tool for writing all your reps in one fell swoop. [International Petition here](https://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home) Most importantly, ***VOTE***. This should not be something that is so clearly split between the political parties as it affects all Americans, but unfortunately it is. -/u/NetNeutralityBot
7 Dec 2017 22:46 - +55
For anyone reading these posts outside the USA and think they are immune to this you are wrong. If the USA does some bullshit, the bullshit has a way of spreading from us to you. Wouldn’t hurt to contact your own political representatives in your respective countries and try to stay ahead of this. Because if and when it happens here and the money starts flowing you bet your foreign asses your turn will come.
7 Dec 2017 22:49 - +38
Wasn’t there a plan from some billionaire to buy the ISPs in his area and throttle them specifically for his IP addresses?
7 Dec 2017 22:46 - +16
Meanwhile reddit is all quiet about the protests today.
7 Dec 2017 22:52 - +15
Unless people find a way to make Ajit Pai *personally* suffer over this, NOTHING is going to happen. These people do not give a shit about the majority of people. They care about themselves. They can afford to pay whatever 'fast lane' prices they want for anything, and so have zero personal impetus or reason to make decisions that are in favour of the masses. They've been bought, paid for, and have no reason to care about anyone but their masters. Until and unless the American people find a way to make it personal for Pai, you are all fucked. All the petitions and 'awareness' in the world won't accomplish shit. They're ignoring comments that don't match what they want, and BARELY even attempting to make things 'seem' legit with the fake comments.
7 Dec 2017 23:03 - +13
Can we stop putting Obama's name next to everything. It's the best way to lose the support of angry conservatives. He had very little to do with this.
7 Dec 2017 23:04 - +8
You know, that's really a major factor of what's sad about all this: The current president just has a boner for "erasing" everything that his immediate predecessor did, regardless of how beneficial it is. What a complete and utter piece of shit.
7 Dec 2017 22:53 - +6
The only thing i found under my name was for net neutrality so I'm okay with that lol they accurately portrayed my beliefs lol.
7 Dec 2017 23:02 - +5
No main stream media in the us is even covering this. I never see anything on cnn or Fox News about net neutrality.
7 Dec 2017 23:01 - +4
Pai was in Basking Ridge yesterday at VZ hq. I'm sure they were cheering him on.
7 Dec 2017 23:21 - +3
Wasn't it obama that picked him?
7 Dec 2017 22:53 - +3
America: We want to keep net neutrality. Pai: *covers ears* I can't hear you. America: *grabs megaphone* LISTEN HERE YOU TWAT-FACED BITCH, KEEP NET NEUTRALITY AS IS OR SO HELP ME GOD!
7 Dec 2017 23:14 - +2
Appears the search site is down....
7 Dec 2017 23:20 - +2
Ajit is a crook
7 Dec 2017 23:22 - +2
Are we ready yet for another tea party? Soon our computers will be useless...
7 Dec 2017 23:08 - +2
[There are protests today around the country.](http://verizonprotests.com/) If you can, visit one.
7 Dec 2017 23:14 - +2
time people start showing up at this dudes house
7 Dec 2017 23:20 - +2
This is what happens when "reform" is done through executive order rather than legislation. It can be undone by the next president. Pass a damn law.
7 Dec 2017 23:16 - +1
I hope some of these shit heads die soon, were better off with out them.
7 Dec 2017 23:05 - +1
Has his own career and annual bonus tied to getting it through.
7 Dec 2017 23:14 - +1
I'm surprised nobody has tried to assassinate this prick yet.
7 Dec 2017 23:12 - +1
When there are no higher powers holding you responsible for ignoring the process, then the process and entire system are a meaningless failure.
7 Dec 2017 23:14 - +1
Not all sides. He's certainly helping ISP companies
7 Dec 2017 23:13 - +1
Thats one way to end up in a democratic america in the near future
7 Dec 2017 23:04 - +1
https://www.reddit.com/r/protest/comments/7i2u3k/twitter_chant_to_fight_for_net_neutrality_during/?st=JAWM0EH2&sh=9481ed99
7 Dec 2017 23:15 - +1
What if Trump only did this so we would be so busy fighting Ajit that we would forget/ignore all his other crap?
7 Dec 2017 23:18 - +1
https://youtu.be/NId0kSPo2Ho
7 Dec 2017 23:18 - +1
Impressive, I'm on the list and not even living in thev country at the moment let alone even new York.
7 Dec 2017 23:18 - +1
Ajit Pai was picked to end net nuetrality. This is his only reason for being in the FCC. He will end net nuetrality no matter the cost. The only way to stop this man is to follow the money trail. Follow the money trail. A man this morally corrupt most likely has skeletons. Take a close look at his past accomplishments and do what it takes to dismiss them. Look at his past present and future and make them all failures. Ostricize him from his own community to end any and all support for such blatant false statements.
7 Dec 2017 23:19 - +1
We had democratic engagement last November. Maybe people will finally learn their lesson about electing republicans. Probably not.
7 Dec 2017 23:17 - +0
Remember the law regarding how much attention he has to pay to public opinion: Literally none. The comment process has as much legal force as posting on reddit.

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