The reports started trickling out in May, in the weeks after the Federal Communications Commission had begun soliciting public comments on a proposal to repeal net neutrality rules that govern the flow of information on the Internet.
A large number of messages lambasting the Obama-era regulation began appearing on the FCC's public forum with the same text. While it is not unusual for commenters to use form letters provided by activist groups, people began complaining that they hadn't submitted the comments that carried their names and identifying information.
They were being impersonated.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman started to investigate after noticing...