THE AJIT PAI FCC OFTEN BATTLES FOIA REQUESTS FOR NO REASON, SHOWCASING ITS HOSTILITY TO TRANSPARENCY | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


THE AJIT PAI FCC OFTEN BATTLES FOIA REQUESTS FOR NO REASON, SHOWCASING ITS HOSTILITY TO TRANSPARENCY

You might recall that FCC boss Ajit Pai promised to operate the "most transparent" FCC ever. Initially, Pai lived up to that promise by changing FCC policy so that FCC orders would be released before they were voted on; a pretty obvious improvement of benefit to both consumers and ISP lobbyists alike. But in the year or two since, Pai has shown that genuine transparency is the very least of the chairman's priorities.

For example, Pai's FCC has actively refused to aid law enforcement inquiries into who was behind the millions of bogus comments that polluted the net neutrality repeal public comment period. Similarly, the Pai FCC's general response to FOIA requests has been to stall, delay, and ignore said requests whenever possible, resulting in numerous lawsuits by media outlets attempting to get to the bottom of all manner of bizarre FCC policy decisions (like that fake DDOS attack emails show they made up to try and downplay public anger over the net neutrality repeal).

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Any way you slice it, Pai is a real disappointment for the American people.

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