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Fri Nov 24, 2017, 10:33 PM

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

"NY Attorney General Schneiderman estimated that hundreds of thousands of Americans’ identities were stolen and used in spam campaigns that support repealing net neutrality. My research found at least 1.3 million fake pro-repeal comments, with suspicions about many more. In fact, the sum of fake pro-repeal comments in the proceeding may number in the millions. In this post, I will point out one particularly egregious spambot submission, make the case that there are likely many more pro-repeal spambots yet to be confirmed, and estimate the public position on net neutrality in the “organic” public submissions.¹


https://hackernoon.com/more-than-a-million-pro-repeal-net-neutrality-comments-were-likely-faked-e9f0e3ed36a6

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still_one Nov 2017 OP
oasis Nov 2017 #1
Puzzledtraveller Nov 2017 #2
procon Nov 2017 #3
sheshe2 Nov 2017 #4
steve2470 Nov 2017 #5
gristy Nov 2017 #6
Puzzler Nov 2017 #7
C Moon Nov 2017 #8
dalton99a Nov 2017 #12
Sen. Walter Sobchak Nov 2017 #15
SCVDem Nov 2017 #9
Johnny2X2X Nov 2017 #10
Amimnoch Nov 2017 #11
Liberal In Texas Nov 2017 #13
Sen. Walter Sobchak Nov 2017 #14

Response to still_one (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 10:42 PM

1. Slimy rats. nt

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Fri Nov 24, 2017, 10:44 PM

2. Don't underestimate the power

of linking to right wing sites, it's how Drudge can tilt entire polls to the right.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 11:12 PM

3. The Ministry of Propaganda is well funded and staffed. One of the few

agencies in the Trump administration that is working as intended.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 11:32 PM

4. Fuggers!

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 11:33 PM

5. kick and rec! nt

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 11:35 PM

6. excellent analysis

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 12:56 AM

7. Quelle surprise ...

... regardless, thank you for posting this. I’ll spread the info.

K&R!!!




-Puzzler

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 12:57 AM

8. That would mean Putin is behind this. We should be EXTREMELY concerned.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 02:26 AM

12. Yep.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 03:25 AM

15. Putin... as opposed to say Comcast?

 

Nope, must be Putin.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 01:05 AM

9. Surprised? You won't be!

 

Anyone still remember SOAP?

This is the strangest shit since the Tates and the Campbells!

I can't wait until the next episode!

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 01:10 AM

10. Propaganda

They are using propaganda in new ways to pass their legislation. We are down the rabbit hole people. It's only going to get worse. They have just begun to unleash this power on the American people.

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Sat Nov 25, 2017, 01:14 AM

11. We need Secretary Clinton to publicly support repeal.

 

Throw in some reverse psy-ops against them.

Within MINUTES of Hillary speaking out in support of repealing net neutrality, the tRumpublicons will rally like nobody's business to ensure net neutrality doesn't only remain in place, but gets reinforced and protected as stringently as the 2nd amendment.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 02:43 AM

13. We are at war.

A cyber war for sure, but a war.

And somebody in who we pay our taxes to better stop it.


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Sat Nov 25, 2017, 03:21 AM

14. I used to have to wade through this garbage full time

 

I was contacting "interveners" who could barely form an intelligible sentence but were apparently deeply concerned about nuanced regulatory, development and zoning issues, they were doing it for Best Buy gift cards. How do I know that? Most of them freely volunteered that information.

The best part was the engagement experts and facilitators who insisted we take these people and their submissions seriously.

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