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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: 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.

    "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
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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.