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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: 4, Informative) by stretch611 on Thursday October 18 2018, @06:21AM

    by stretch611 (6199) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 18 2018, @06:21AM (#750341)

    It would help the public...

    It would not help those in power stay in power.

    Sadly, it is the latter that write the laws.

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    Now with 5 covid vaccine shots/boosters altering my DNA :P
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