Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

With a low level of transparency about donors, some advocacy groups open themselves up to accusations

  • Fight for the Future, a digital rights group in favor of strong net neutrality rules, lists major contributors on its website.

  • It's important for advocacy groups to let people know who funds the=m, says Jennifer Lappin, U.S. outreach and advocacy director for Transparify, a transparency advocacy group.

  • Free speech of advocacy groups is more important than funding transparency, says Mike Wendy, operator of, a free-market advocacy site.

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