FCC Site Crashes After Oliver Asks ‘Trolls’ To Comment On Net Neutrality

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John Oliver’s attempt on Sunday to motivate people to comment on the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules was apparently successful.

After Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” segment explaining the net neutrality debate aired, the FCC website crashed, according to Recode.

During his show, Oliver boiled down the concept of net neutrality for viewers, arguing that it should really be called “preventing cable company fuckery.”

He then asked Internet commenting “trolls” to head to FCC.gov to protest the net neutrality rules, which could allow cable companies to sell websites faster service.

According to Recode, the FCC’s site logged 1,506 comments, even with the commenting system was down for part of the day. About 94 percent of Monday’s comments were related to net neutrality.

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  1. Avatar for meri meri says:

    Perhaps the FCC can get a deal on better and higher QoS for their service if they allow the shitbags to get to work on sodomizing the internet?

  2. Help me here. The FCC has a website for public comments on matters of public importance and after 1000 comments in a single day it crashes? I am guessing they thought no one would comment because we were too busy refreshing our Netflix and Amazon shows.

  3. So they crashed a website. Wow. THAT’S sure never happened before.

    Now they can get back to slamming Oliver and eating microwaved burritos.

  4. The FCC website crashed? Maybe the Republicans will want to “repeal and replace” the FCC?

  5. Actually, this is going to be like the telemarketer fury. Remember that a couple of years ago? There was so much response the website crashed. Then there is a website where you can enter complaints about telemarketers who annoy the hell out of you.

    A couple of years later…they’re back. So far their favorite dodge is to tell you immediately that this is not a sales call. The other memo from Satan’s Suggestion Box is that they ask for a political contribution cause they were exempted from prosecution. Now I just huddle behind my caller ID like the old days. If it’s an unfamiliar telephone prefix or a blocked ID, I don’t answer…

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