The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, is asking people to stop harassing his family over his position in the net neutrality battle.
Ajit favors ending net neutrality positions, which many fear will have many negative effects on the internet. If he has his way, net providers will be able to control the data that reaches consumers. That could include throttling speeds, blocking content, or charging more for access to certain sites. Under the current rules, all traffic must be treated equally.
In a Monday interview on Fox and Friends, Pai seemed particularly upset at a sign that was placed outside his home. The sign read: “They will come to know the truth. Dad murdered Democracy in cold blood.”
A picture of the sign is below.
I have a friend that lives near @AjitPaiFCC. Net neutrality "activists" posted these signs, featuring his children's names, outside his house. Pizzas also reportedly sent to his house every half-hour last night. pic.twitter.com/jWI4gV6Hvc
— Brendan Bordelon (@BrendanBordelon) November 25, 2017
“It certainly crosses a line with me,” said Pai in his interview.
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“I understand that people are passionate about policy, but the one thing in America that should remain sacred is that families, wives and kids, should remain out of it,” he went on.
“And stop harassing us at our homes.”
Pai also issued a statement that said: “internet regulation activists have crossed the line by threatening and harassing my family.”
Pai defended his position last week by saying that internet activists are overstating the consequences of what ending net neutrality would do to the internet.
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