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posted by chromas on Wednesday October 17 2018, @07:47PM   Printer-friendly

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After removing all duplicate and fake comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission last year, a Stanford researcher has found that 99.7 percent[pdf] of public comments—about 800,000 in all—were pro-net neutrality.

"With the fog of fraud and spam lifted from the comment corpus, lawmakers and their staff, journalists, interested citizens and policymakers can use these reports to better understand what Americans actually said about the repeal of net neutrality protections and why 800,000 Americans went further than just signing a petition for a redress of grievances by actually putting their concerns in their own words," Ryan Singel, a media and strategy fellow at Stanford University, wrote in a blog post Monday.

Source: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/3kmedj/997-percent-of-unique-fcc-comments-favored-net-neutrality


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 17 2018, @09:03PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 17 2018, @09:03PM (#750128)

    Well when you want to run cables across town it becomes an issue for *gasp* the government!

    You realize you can run all your own network infrastructure in your own home right?

  • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 17 2018, @09:07PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 17 2018, @09:07PM (#750131)

    In the beginning [of the US], the government's sole purpose was to ensure the rights of the people, chief among which are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (i.e., the pursuit of self-interest).

    The town should be completely private property, and so running cable across the town should be a matter of voluntary trade between individuals.

    Alas, now it's a matter of politics.

    Hmmm... we need to run cable through Elizabeth Warren's backyard. Let's ask People of Color how to go about doing that....

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 17 2018, @10:04PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 17 2018, @10:04PM (#750164)

      First sucker punch a Nazi, then bulldoze their homes and run the cables through there.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 17 2018, @11:21PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 17 2018, @11:21PM (#750201)

        First sucker punch a Nazi, then bulldoze their homes and run the cables through there.

        You can't do that! This is not Israel!!

  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 17 2018, @09:31PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 17 2018, @09:31PM (#750147)

    You realize you can run all your own network infrastructure in your own home right?

    That's not even close to being true. Oh, wait, you're not married, are you?