Yesterday’s public FCC hearing on net neutrality was so packed that many activists, concerned citizens, and reporters were turned away at the door. It turns out that Comcast secretly paid people to “hold seats” and cheer for industry execs during the hearing. Paid crowd members were identifiable by the yellow highlighters tucked into their lapels.
Here’s an amazing audio clip of a guy admitting he’s paid to fill a seat:
Update: Comcast now admits that they paid non-Comcast employees to hold spaces at the hearing.
The shill audience is being organized beforehand with instructions and yellow pens.
Many of them fell asleep during the hearing.
They were identifiable by their yellow highlighters.