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

June 3, 2014 12:17 p.m.

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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