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John Oliver to Spam FCC Commissioners with Robocalls in Protest of Their Inaction

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“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver revealed during the main segment of Sunday night episode (on HBO) that he’s going to “unleash hell” and get the FCC’s attention by spamming the office lines of its five commissioners every 90 minutes with robocalls of his own.

The comedian/political commentator cited statistics showing that robocalls and spam calls are on the rise; in fact, half of all mobile calls are expected to be spam robocalls by the end of this year.

The percentage of spam phone calls has jumped from 3.7% of total calls in 2017 to 29.2% in 2018 — and call protection company First Orion predicts that number will hit 44.6% by early 2019 before rising to half of all calls by year-end.

Curated from MarketWatch

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