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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.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 18 2018, @02:20PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 18 2018, @02:20PM (#750452)

    Unique content is actually probably a better indicator than actual count. People who sling other peoples letters are being partisan. "partisan" now being oxymoron since the DNC/RNC are indestinguishable from one another. We should say perhaps, people who sling other peoples letters are bots, whether mechanized or not.

    So essentially what we're saying is there are ~800k Americans are thinking for themselves, and the vast majority are participating with the intent of preserving the first amendment.

    That is some of the most enlightening news in a while. I was sure the number was much lower than that. Now the next question is, out of the 800K how many are willing to take some direct action in the form of protest? And the question after that, is why haven't they?