Democrats Spread Fake News About Net Neutrality

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July 20, 2018

A number of House Democrats spread false information about the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality policy.

Democrats falsely claimed the policy ended Thursday, though the Obama administration policy was killed on June 11.

Congressmen Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D., N.J.), Adam Smith (D., Wash.), Nita Lowey (D., N.Y.), Brenda Lawrence (D., Mich.), Nydia Velazquez (D., N.Y.) each falsely claimed July 19 as the day repealing government regulations over the internet took effect, taking to Twitter to note their displeasure over the policy change.

Frank Pallone, ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, also sent a tweet claiming the "FCC's repeal of net neutrality starts today," but deleted it.

The Democratic members may have been confused by the liberal group Fight for the Future, which held a nationwide protest against net neutrality Thursday, against the government returning to a "hands off" approach to internet regulation that persisted for decades.

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