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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: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday October 18 2018, @01:45AM (1 child)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 18 2018, @01:45AM (#750263) Homepage Journal

    When comments were being accepted, I submitted my own comment. And, of course, my comment was unique. Among other things, I noted that Ajit Pai was a Verizon shill, and that he shouldn't even have the job, let alone decide anything in favor of Verizon. My comment was probably among the first to be thrown out.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 18 2018, @02:14AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 18 2018, @02:14AM (#750273)

    Sounds Familiar. They set our comments asside since we are obviously part of the Soylent Troll Farm.

    They want everyone's opinion, as long as it's the correct opinion. In other news, you can get your Model T in any color, as long as it's black.