John Oliver’s Blistering Rant About Robocalls Is Spot On—And He Has The Perfect Solution To Stop Them

The 21st Century has brought some amazing advancements in technology.

It has, however, also brought the Robocall.  If you’ve had the good fortune to thus far be spared from Robocalls, count your blessings.

Robocalls are basically either telemarketers or politicians calling you with an automated message that just drones on and on.  Donald Trump used robocalls excessively during the 2016 election. If you get a number that seems like it’s awkwardly close to your own number, it’s likely that you are receiving a robocall.

You hate them?  Good.  So do we.

You know who else hates RoboCalls?  John Oliver.  He.  Hates.  Them.

So much so that he went on an epic 17 minute rant about them.

We can’t exactly ditch our phones in this day and age, which means we are annoyingly behest to these calls.

“We can’t go back to a time when people would just shout their message into a jar, and then mail that jar across country,” Oliver pointed out.

60% of all FCC complaints involve robocalls, but the commission is not doing anything about it.

So Oliver’s solution?  Flood the FCC with robocalls!

The message, which calls the same phones in the FCC every 90 minutes, says:

Hi, FCC. This is John from customer service. Congratulations! You’ve just won a chance to lower robocalls in America today. Sorry, but I am a live person! Robocalls are incredibly annoying, and the person who can stop them is you! Talk to you again in 90 minutes. Here’s some bagpipe music.

Ajit Pai, the man responsible for trying to repeal Net Neutrality, is the person not doing a dang thing in terms of working to control robocalls.

And he will be one of the people to continuously get calls from John Oliver’s robocall nation.

The other FCC members who will receive the phone calls are Michael O’Rielly, Brendan Carr, Jessica Rosenworcel, and Geoffrey Starks.

Oliver also notes that the technician responsible for this project only took 15 min to set it up.

We can’t wait for the FCC to take initiative to stop these calls.

In the meantime, here’s a good way to manually block these calls:

Go forth and block, young padawans.