John Oliver robocalling all five FCC commissioners, including his nemesis, FCC leader Ajit Pai, to protest against Pai's decision not to attack the scourge which increased by 50% in 2016.
Thanks new tactics, detailed by Oliver on Sunday's last week Tonight, robocalling is only getting worse, and some pundits estimate that they will soon account for half of US phone calls.
This, Oliver said, is a big problem for consumers because we have to use these phones. "We can't go back to a time when people just wanted to shout their message in a jar and then post that jar over land," Oliver explained. Because, of course, it was a terrible system and "just marginally more accurate than having AT&T now."
"Oh, you like it, corporate dad?" Oliver mocked his new bosses. "Johnny is acting again!"
The FCC could do anything about all the robocallings, but "unfortunately their current chair is … Ajit Pai," Oliver said.
Pai says the right things, which call the robokler civilization act, say much the right thing about these say civilization failure. But Pai is actually against rules that would limit the conversations and was happy as to which rules it had been overturned. That's despite the fact that 60% of all complaints to the FCC are about robokals, Oliver reported, and cited CBS News.
The HBO sen host crossed the many ways Pai could, but failed to fix the problem.
Oliver listed many ways Pai could, but has failed, fix the problem.
Worse than Pai is expected to bow to pressure from groups, such as telemarketers and banks, and prepare a new, narrower definition of what constitutes automatic dialing that will limit what counts as a robocall. At what time the number of robocalls you get on your phone will skyrocket.
"If there was only one way to get the FCC's attention," Oliver said.
If anyone had the phone numbers, all FCC commissioners, including Ajit Pai, say, "for then you could hypothetically set up a program to rob these numbers every 90 minutes," Oliver dreamed with a message saying:
Hi FCC ! This is John from customer service. Congratulations! You've just won a chance to lower robocalls in America today. Sorry, but I'm a living person. Robocalls are incredibly annoying and the person who can stop them is you! Talk to you again in 90 minutes. Here are some bagpipe music:
"Yes, the FCC, we're meeting old friends again," Oliver said. He said he had previously encouraged viewers to contact to protest against plans to dump net neutrality, crashing the organs website.
Aside from this time, unlike our previous encounters, I really don't have to ask hoards of real people to bombard you with messages, "Oliver said happily." Because I have that miracle of robocalling, I can now do everything by myself! "
Robocalling is so easy, just took the late night's tech guy 1