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[from BBC] Net neutrality debate 'controlled by bots'

Oct 4, 2017 4:54:00 PM / by External Article

More than 80% of the comments submitted to a US regulator on the future of net neutrality came from bots, according to researchers.

(original article from BBC

Data analytics company Gravwell said only 17.4% of the comments were unique.
 
Most of the 22 million comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission over the summer had been against net neutrality, it suggested.
 
One expert said the findings posed a risk to future polls.
 
The Trump administration wants to roll back the pro-net-neutrality rules that were voted for under President Obama.
 
The analytics team behind the latest bot research said most comments had been submitted in bulk, with many coming in batches with obviously incorrect information.
It said this indicated they had not been submitted by individual members of the public.

 

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