Stolen email accounts used to target the Net neutrality repeal, study finds

"SPL Chief Executive Charles Belle, who co-authored the TiPC study, worries that interference in the Net neutrality debate is only one of many such attempts to influence public policy.

“The FCC is the canary in the coal mine,” Belle says, adding that the study results point to an opportunity to use data science to improve the integrity and legitimacy of structures that facilitate democracy.

“We can can start to look at different agencies, and look at how we protect ourselves,” Belle says. “Some people look at this and say it’s about Net neutrality. For Startup Policy Lab, this is about democracy.”"