Wired Magazine on Tuesday seemed to justify the vitriolic attacks that have been leveled at Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, over the Net Neutrality debate.
The controversy arose when the magazine’s Twitter account attempted to promote a recently published profile of the chairman. The magazine tweeted a quote, from an unknown source who supports neutrality, asserting Pai’s actions since taking the helm of the FCC have warranted rebuke and disdain.
“‘You’re not allowed to try to destroy the internet and then expect to be treated well by the internet. The internet should hate Ajit Pail,'” the magazine tweeted.
Pai has spearheaded the push to repeal the Obama-era rules that expanded federal regulation over the internet. As a result of those efforts, Pai and his family have been subject to harassment and death threats from angry progressives who argue net neutrality will irreparably damage the internet.
In November, Pai confirmed signs appeared in his neighborhood and outside