Civic Engagement

Lawmakers Push FCC Chairman Pai for Answers on DDoS Non-Attack

Four Democratic representatives are pressing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for answers about the FCC's misidentification of a flood of network neutrality comments as a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, specifically

Lawmakers Not Happy with FCC Inspector General Report

Democratic lawmakers weren’t happy with the Federal Communications Commission inspector general concluded that the agency "misrepresented facts and provided misleading responses to Congressional inquiries" regarding an outage of the FCC’s online c

Report on Alleged Multiple Distributed Denial-Of-Service Attacks involving the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System

On May 7, 2017, the Home Box Office (HBO) program “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” aired a segment in which the host John Oliver discussed the Federal Communications Commission’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” (RIF) proceeding and encouraged vie

Statement of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel in Response to FCC's Inspector General Report Finding No Distributed Denial of Service Attack During Net Neutrality Proceeding

The Inspector General Report tells us what we knew all along: the FCC’s claim that it was the victim of a DDoS attack during the net neutrality proceeding is bogus.

Chairman Pai Statement On Office Of Inspector General Report On FCC Comment System

For several months, my office has been aware of and cooperating with the Office of Inspector General’s independent investigation into the incident involving the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) that took place on May 7-8, 2017.

FCC Proposes Rebuilding Comment System After Millions Were Found Fake

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed an overhaul of the agency’s online comment system after millions of fake comments were posted about a recent FCC rule change.

Activism in the Social Media Age

July 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, which was first coined following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

The FCC wants to charge you $225 to review your complaints

On July 12, the Federal Communications Commission will be voting to ensure they won’t have to read your complaints anymore — and Democratic House Commerce Committee leaders are not happy about it.

The FCC's net neutrality comments debacle: What you need to know

Network neutrality may be dead, but questions remain about how seriously the Federal Communications Commission considered comments from the public.

This attack is just the latest blow against local journalism

[Commentary] The attack on the Capital Gazette in Annapolis (MD) horrified the nation, but especially those of us in journalism.