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The FCC comments page crashed after John Oliver told viewers to fight for net neutrality


The FCC's IT department must absolutely hate "Last Week Tonight."

John Oliver called on his viewers on Sunday night to call the FCC in support of maintaining net neutrality, reports Variety. In fact, Oliver took things one step further,  taking out a domain name (gofccyourself.com) to make it easier for his audience to leave comments on the FCC's website.

As of Monday morning, the page appears to be down. 

Net Neutrality II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Oliver railed against new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who has sought to reduce classifications. Oliver pointed out that Pai had once promised to take a "weed whacker" to regulations. 

Oliver also pointed out that Pai had once worked as an attorney for Verizon, challenging net neutrality regulations. 

Oliver did something similar in 2014, urging his viewers to speak up for net neutrality by leaving comments on the FCC website. 

Approximately 4 million comments were left, which crashing the site and leading the FCC to institute a new set of net neutrality rules. 

“So when Verizon claims, ‘We love the open Internet. Why don’t we just put it on a different legal footing, it’s basically O.J. Simpson asking why you won’t let him hold any of your samurai swords,” said Oliver. 

Oliver's words were met with approval on social media. 

Oliver also spent part of his show ripping the GOP's health care bill, telling House Republicans that they "f***** up." 

Oliver lamented the fact that the GOP only slightly modified an already failed bill in order to score a legislative victory that would mean the loss of health care for millions.

"They took a bad thing and managed to make it even worse. It’s like watching Mariah Carey’s Glitter and saying, ‘You know what this needs? Jar Jar Binks," said Oliver.

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