I used natural language processing techniques to analyze net neutrality comments submitted to the FCC from April-October 2017, and the
One pro-repeal spam campaign used mail-merge to disguise 1.3 million comments as unique grassroots submissions.
There were likely multiple other campaigns aimed at injecting what may total several million pro-repeal comments into the system.
It’s highly likely that more than 99% of the truly unique comments³ were in favor of keeping net neutrality.
Is this why the FCC didn’t want to turn over access to this data?