With last week's controversial repeal of the 2015 Obama-era net neutrality regulations, concerned US and global citizens have voiced their fears, opinions, and objections...but not to the FCC's Commissioner Ajit Pai. Some have aimed them at DJ Ajit Pai, an Indian DJ who shares the same name.
"I've been getting death [threats] and abusive calls the whole night, since we are 10 and a half hours ahead of your time [in India]," stated DJ Ajit Pai in an email to The Verge. "My inbox on www.ajitpai.com is flooded, and I need to make my admin empty it out every two days. I can't even count the amount of mentions and comments I get every day."
This definitely isn't the first time that a mistaken identity on social media has taken a wrong turn. Back when Vice released their documentary on Charlottesville, Halt and Catch Fire's creator, Christopher Cantwell, came under fire when the masses confused him with a neo-Nazi that participated in the Unite the Right rally.
DJ Ajit Pai has stated that he is in support of net neutrality, citing that India grazed through a like situation last year for Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. "No one has the right to differentiate between who should be allowed to breathe more or breathe less," states Pai. While he may never be able to face the FCC's Ajit Pai, he most certainly has a message for him:
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"If the inventors of the internet never kept a patent, or any kind of control nor rights for themselves over their invention, and gave it to the world for free... not you, neither any greedy politician nor any over-ambitious corporate has the right to control its flow."
H/T: The Verge