The Daily Populous

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 morning edition

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Singel released a report Monday that analyzed the unique comments—as in, they weren’t a copypasta of one or dozens of other letters—filed last year ahead of the FCC’s decision to repeal federal net neutrality protections.

That’s from the 22 million total comments filed, meaning that more than 21 million comments were fake, bots, or organized campaigns.

“This is not to say that all non-unique comments filed to the FCC via online campaigns are fake,” the report says, since many commenters used form letters to share their support for net neutrality.

“However, due to the large amount of noise created by fake comments, it remains very difficult to locate the real signals in the non-unique comments.”.

Before voting to repeal federal net neutrality protections last year, the FCC opened up an online form to collect comments from the public.

In that district, the report found more than 2,300 unique comments filed, the majority of which were opposed to repealing net neutrality.

If this report is any indication, candidates in tight races might want to reexamine their stance on net neutrality. »

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

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"While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend.

Through Vulcan, Allen's network of philanthropic efforts and organizations, the Microsoft co-founder supported research in artificial intelligence and new frontier technologies.

Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Allen made "indispensible" contributions to Microsoft and the technology industry. »

'You Couldn't Make This Up': A Bunch of Mops, Cleaners, and Trash Bags Delivered to Saudi Consulate Ahead of Khashoggi Murder Probe

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Literally minutes after Saudi authorities said Turkish investigators could enter the consulate—a cleaning team arrived and entered the building.".

"You couldn't make his up," added Al Jazeera journalist Jamal Elshayyal, who posted photos of the cleaning crew's pronounced arrival on Twitter.

Literally minutes after #Saudi authorities said Turkish investigators could enter the consulate - a cleaning team arrived and entered the building!!!! »

Ex-ambassador to Saudi Arabia hits Trump for 'wide-eyed acceptance' of denials about missing journalist

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“Let’s remember, this is the same King Salman who told me after 9/11 that the 9/11 attacks were an Israeli plot,” Jordan said.

"Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened 'to our Saudi Arabian citizen,'" Trump tweeted on Monday.

Trump has said that Saudi Arabia would face "severe punishment" if it was responsible for Khashoggi's disappearance. »

‘This is live voter suppression’: Black Voters Matter blocked from taking Georgia seniors to vote

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Black Voters Matter was driving across Georgia Monday in their bus, plastered with photos of African Americans and raised fists, conducting voter outreach and engagement.

But once the elderly people were aboard the bus, Black Voters Matter co-founder Cliff Albright announced that they’d have to get off.

LaTosha Brown, Black Voters Matter’s other co-founder, said there was nothing illegal about the group’s activity. »