Patty Duke was the star of her own tv series and even earned an Academy Award in 1962 for her portrayal of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. Sadly, she died in 2016. So why was she able to file a comment for the December 2017 FCC vote to repeal Net Neutrality rules? As with most things these days, it’s the Russians fault.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has been forced to reveal Russians flooded the FCC with more than a half a million bogus comments leading up to the controversial Net Neutrality vote, using stolen identities, including that of deceased Patty Duke. Pai was only forced to admit Russian interference following a Freedom of Information Request filed by Buzzfeed and the New York Times.
Lone Democrat on the FCC released a statement criticizing the way the vote was handled.
“What is the Federal Communications Commission hiding?” she wrote, according to CNET “Something here is rotten — and it’s time for the FCC to come clean.”
Two Senators, Democrat Jeff Merkley from Oregon and Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, also had their identities stolen, which were then used to submit fraudulent comments as well.