Think tank lobbyists covertly battled net neutrality, other stuff

The NYTimes reported on “think tanks” acting as venal, deluded crypto-lobbyists.

Industry-sponsored research has also figured prominently in court battles over F.C.C. efforts to regulate the internet. When Verizon successfully opposed an earlier F.C.C. rule on net neutrality, more than half of the 23 studies or expert declarations cited in court filings had been sponsored directly by telecommunications companies or trade associations, according to an analysis by The Times. Other studies had been published under the banner of think tanks but written by scholars who consulted extensively for companies.

Via NYTimes

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