The FCC is currently under fire for having users registered under fake names, names of the deceased, as well as the names of citizens still alive but without their knowledge, posting pro-net neutrality repeal comments on its website. Some estimates suggest that up to two million comments may have been posted fraudulently.
But hey, if you’re gonna go ahead and use ill means to support a massive corporate power grab, you might as well get creative eh? What’s the point in using underhanded techniques if you can’t have some fun with it? Bonus points for the contempt for democracy exhibited by such an approach.
So let’s have a quick run through of some of the funnest names used to support the next jaunty leap towards an irreversible oligopoly:
1. Yes, Barack Obama:
As found originally by Reddit user JamieBGood1 here:
My favourite bit is when Obama basically does a ‘thanks, Obama.’
2. Tony Stark
3. Peter Parker
4. Diana Prince
5. Luke Skywalker
6. Ash Ketchum
And my personal favourite:
7. Mr Pikachu!
I mean, it’s good to know that all our heroes have finally revealed themselves to be the closet fascists that we’ve always known them to be.
If you would like to check whether or not your name has been used for posting pro-repeal comments, you can see the guide found here.