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[Arstechnica] "Shadowy" anti-net neutrality group flooded FCC with comments

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"A shadowy organization with ties to the Koch Brothers" spearheaded an anti-net neutrality form letter writing campaign that tipped the scales against net neutrality proponents, according to an analysis released today by the Sunlight Foundation. […]

"In marked contrast to the first round, anti-net neutrality commenters mobilized in force for this round, and comprised the majority of overall comments submitted, at 60 percent," the Sunlight Foundation wrote. "We attribute this shift almost entirely to the form-letter initiatives of a single organization, American Commitment, who are single-handedly responsible for 56.5 percent of the comments in this round." […]

We previously wrote about the anti-net neutrality form letter campaign. The Sunlight Foundation describes American Commitment as "a 501(c)(4) social welfare group founded in 2011, [which] has gotten money from and given money to a variety of groups with ties to Charles and David Koch, mega-wealthy siblings who have underwritten many conservative campaigns and candidates." […]

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