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McDowell: Threats Against FCC’s Pai Could Warrant Investigation

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 11-28-17

The attacks online and in protest signage against FCC chairman Ajit Pai and his family over the Restoring Internet Freedom order circulated last week continued to draw condemnation Tuesday, including a suggestion law enforcement may need to get involved.

That included from a longtime colleague, Robert McDowell, former senior FCC Republican commissioner and now chief public policy adviser for Mobile Future.

“I am deeply concerned by, and condemn in the strongest possible terms, the recent vitriol aimed at my friend and former colleague, FCC chairman Ajit Pai, by advocates of Title II regulation of the Internet,” he said.

“Beyond spewing hateful attacks at the chairman and his FCC colleagues, some are now targeting the chairman’s young children.”

Attacks online and in signs posted near Pai’s home named his children, said they should not be able to look their democracy murdering father in the eyes, and even suggested his family should be killed so his genes would not be passed on. » Read More

By | 2017-12-01T14:38:02+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Issue Watch|Comments Off on McDowell: Threats Against FCC’s Pai Could Warrant Investigation