We The People Demand That FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Resign!!
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We, the people of the United States of America, are requesting the swift resignation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Of the 23.5 million comments left with the FCC regarding net neutrality, 98.5% of the unique comments strictly opposed Chairman Pai’s anti-Title II plan.
An analysis performed back in November estimated that more than 7.75 million comments on the FCC’s website were also linked to fake email addresses generated by FakeMailGenerator.com. In addition to that discovery, more than 400,000 came from Russian email addresses.
*To find out if your name was fraudulently used in the abuse of the FCC’s public process, click here.
The same Russian schemes that interfered with our presidential election process were also at play in the corruption of the FCC’s public process.
The threat to end net neutrality isn’t only about telecom corporations profiting hand over fist. This is also another rung on Trump’s ladder in his rise to dictatorship.
Donald Trump has openly, and quite vehemently, waged war against the free press for refusing to engage in his gaslighting tactics and his appointment of Ajit Pai as FCC Chairman is yet another bullet in the chamber—waiting to be fired. Killing net neutrality makes Trump, the FCC and their bed-buddies at the largest telecom corporations in the nation, a force to be reckoned with.
The rollback of net neutrality would be a violation of our First Amendment in that telecom corporations would have full carte blanche to exercise prioritization of content; using algorithmic functions that amplify their interests over the people’s. This is nothing more than censorship re-branded.
While exiling consumers into lower tiers of access, the rollback of net neutrality gives telecom giants the authority to block access to free information that could potentially expose corrupt systems. Despite the alarming discoveries of corruption within the FCC’s public process, the real threat of citizen censorship and plans to deny access to free information— Pai has blatantly disregarded our concerns while moving forward with his plan.
Ajit Pai’s role as FCC chairman is also a direct conflict of interest. According to the leadership guidelines posted on the FCC’s website; none of it’s commissioners can have a financial interest in any commission-related business.
As the former lawyer for Verizon Communications Inc, Pai is carrying out their bidding through his recent appointment as FCC chairman. Over the past 9 years, Verizon along with Comcast, AT&T, and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association spent $572 million lobbying federal lawmakers to support their interests surrounding net neutrality. Not only was Ajit Pai on their payroll, he stands to benefit from his proposed plan, (assuming he isn’t currently) once his term is up. He is the plant, shill, and puppet to the telecom gods.
What makes matters worse is that Pai’s plan lacks real regulatory guidelines and depends on an ‘honor system’. As outlined in his plan, the repeal would switch regulatory authority from the FCC to the Federal Trade Commission, even though the FTC’s chairman said the agency lacks the expertise, authority, and manpower to respond to abuses. Telecom corporations would ultimately be left to self-govern; while potentially abusing consumers with little to no threat of consequence.
New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman, FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, and 28 senators have asked the FCC to delay the net neutrality vote until investigators have enough time to look into the theft of millions of Americans’ identities; some even deceased.
In addition; the following states will be joining New York in suing the FCC to defend Net Neutrality protections:
- North Carolina
THIS IS AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY!
Please sign and share this petition and stand in solidarity with aspirers, students, creators, innovators, story-tellers, influencers and agents of change from all over the world! Let’s keep net accessibility fair and equal; beginning with the call for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to resign! He is a threat to our social and economic well-being and he must be stopped!
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