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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 Azuma Hazuki on Thursday October 18 2018, @12:44PM (4 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Thursday October 18 2018, @12:44PM (#750411) Journal

    Oh, DO expand on this. Come on, you made a threat, back it up, little boy. This should be funny...

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 18 2018, @05:53PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 18 2018, @05:53PM (#750566)

    Women of the West are the most privileged people in the world; to gain equality means women need to lose some privileges—their pedestal will need to be dismantled.

    You think they'll remove the draft for men? No. They'll add women to the draft, and to stop all the bitching and moaning about hypotheticals, they'll implement mandatory national service programs for young adults, so that such service becomes routine.

    This is the world you are actively seeking, and you'll get it.

    • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Thursday October 18 2018, @06:54PM (1 child)

      by tangomargarine (667) on Thursday October 18 2018, @06:54PM (#750591)

      They'll add women to the draft, and to stop all the bitching and moaning about hypotheticals, they'll implement mandatory national service programs for young adults, so that such service becomes routine.

      This is the world you are actively seeking, and you'll get it.

      The heck? A) No, nobody is seeking that, and B) mandatory national service is even more unlikely than calling up the draft itself, which the U.S. hasn't done since Vietnam.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 18 2018, @08:26PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 18 2018, @08:26PM (#750640)

        Things get very weird very fast when the wealth disappears.

    • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Saturday October 20 2018, @11:45PM

      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Saturday October 20 2018, @11:45PM (#751506) Journal

      Pedestal? Pedestal? My God, you really think that don't you. Here's a free clue since I'm a generous sort of girl: men harming and killing other men over access to womens' bodies--NOT women as whole, functioning adults, you understand, just warm holes to stick your dick into and maybe get children out of--is not putting women on a pedestal. It's *objectifying* us. Society is not "gynocentric," which is the word you'd use when talking about this if you had enough brains to fill a shot glass, because men harm and kill one another in the pursuit of, and I *hate* seeing this used as a mass commodity noun, pussy. Not to put too fine a point on it.

      There is a reason the basement-dwelling incel is a stereotype. And you are talking and acting precisely like it.

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