John Oliver Lashes Back at Proposed FCC Internet Regulations

'Last Week Tonight' stunt may have galvanized viewers to overload the government agency's server.

May 8, 2017 8:44 am
John Oliver on 'Last Week Tonight'
(John Oliver/Last Week Tonight)

John Oliver has once again asked his viewers to flood the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with requests to retain net neutrality.

The funny Last Week Tonight host is very serious about the call to arms, as reports that Ajit Pai, President Trump’s new chairman of the commission, has introduced a plan that would redefine the classification of the Internet as free and open.

Oliver created a short link to that site that he gave to viewers to make it easier to contribute public comment. As of Monday morning, the FCC landing page appears to have either crashed or been removed.



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