Quid, as commissioned by the media and innovation funder Knight Foundation, parsed hundreds of thousands of comments, tweets and news coverage on the issue since January. The firm looked at where the comments came from and what common arguments emerged from them.
Attracting billions of lobbying dollars and millions of public comments, the debate over Internet regulation may be the most important of our decade. While the Federal Communication Commission remains undecided on the new rules, the Knight Foundation took the opportunity, in partnership with Quid, to conduct a thorough analysis. As technology re-shapes the relationship between policy makers and constituents, we hope that big data can empower the voice of the citizen, encouraging more informed regulations.
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