More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked

I used natural language processing techniques to analyze net neutrality comments submitted to the FCC from April-October 2017, and the

Key Findings:
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?

Source: More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked

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