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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

John Oliver's Net Neutrality Segment Crashed the FCC's Comments System

On Sunday's episode of his new show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver called for creepy internet commenters to complain directly to the FCC about how cable companies are trying to end net neutrality (or as he says it should be called, "preventing cable company fuckery"). Oliver informed viewers that the FCC is actually accepting internet comments at fcc.gov/comments for the next 120 days.

Here's Oliver's passionate call to arms for internet commenters:

I can't believe I'm about to do this, but I would like to address internet commenters out there directly. [deep breath] Good evening, monsters. This may be the moment you’ve spent your whole lives training for … For once in your life, we need you to channel that anger — that badly spelled bile that you normally reserve for unforgiveable attacks on actresses you seem to think have put on weight, or politicians that you disagree with, or photos of your ex-girlfriend getting on with her life, or non-white actors being cast as fictional characters … We need you to get out and, for once in your lives, focus your indiscriminate rage in a useful direction. Seize your moment my lovely trolls, turn on caps lock, and fly my pretties, fly, fly!

The plan actually worked, and commenters flocked to the FCC boards in such great numbers that it crashed the site's comments section:

Check out the clip below:

 

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