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Since it is more the what than the who, what difference does it make?

 

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A comment can express simple support or dissent for a regulatory action. However, a constructive, information-rich comment that clearly communicates and supports its claims is more likely to have an impact on regulatory decision making.


In other words, one person should be able to make all the comments he or she wants and each one of them should be considered as coming from a different person. If I had a person who was well versed in the technical aspects and the legal terms draw up a exceedingly compelling comment and set up a computer program to send that comment 300,000,000 times that should override what 200,000,000 individuals sent?

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@Snoopy48

 

Since it is more the what than the who, what difference does it make?

 

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A comment can express simple support or dissent for a regulatory action. However, a constructive, information-rich comment that clearly communicates and supports its claims is more likely to have an impact on regulatory decision making.

* * * * It's Always Something . . . Roseanne Roseannadanna
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@GailL1 wrote:

Perhaps we do need a National ID number ?  Woman Wink

 

However since those who give documentation or support, deny or make suggestions in an intellectual manner are given heavier weight than just the poll numbers of yea or nay, I doubt names make much difference.  It is the content of the public comment that bears much of the weight in determining any action in the regulations.

 

We aren't a true Democracy in this regards, ya know.

Regulations.gov - Tips for Submitting Effective Comments

 

 


Should those who use other people's names and information to provide multiple comments be able to provide a false sense of the support for a proposal? It is not the quality of the comments that is the problem it is the fact that potentially millions of comments were provided by the same small group using other's identities.

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Perhaps we do need a National ID number ?  Woman Wink

 

However since those who give documentation or support, deny or make suggestions in an intellectual manner are given heavier weight than just the poll numbers of yea or nay, I doubt names make much difference.  It is the content of the public comment that bears much of the weight in determining any action in the regulations.

 

We aren't a true Democracy in this regards, ya know.

Regulations.gov - Tips for Submitting Effective Comments

 

 

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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171219/11245638845/months-later-people-are-still-discovering-the...

 

Months Later, And People Are Still Discovering Their Dead Loved Ones Were Used To Support Killing Net Neutrality

 

 

By now we've well-established that the FCC's attempt to repeal net neutrality rules has been rife with fraud. From fake DDOS attacks to bogus comments during the open comment period, there was a fairly obvious effort made by the FCC and a mysterious ally (gosh, who benefits?) to downplay massive public opposition to the plan. And while the FCC has completely blocked law enforcement investigations into which group was behind these efforts, you can expect significantly more details to emerge during the court battles in the new year.

 

That said, nearly four months have passed since the FCC closed its public comment period, and we're still finding new instances of identity theft, or cases where a dead loved one's identity was used to justify the FCC's blatant handout to telecom duopolies. For example, the brother of Stranger Things star Sean Astin posted on Twitter that their dead mother's identity had been used to help kill net neutrality:

 

 

 

 

A wave of corruption has swept the nation since Republicans have taken control, the corruption has spread to the FCC, agencies that were created to protect the public and now being used as tools by the special interests they were created to regulate to fix the market to benefit those special interests, not the public.

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