IP Democracy has confirmed my suspicions -- in this article, "Net Neutrality Astroturf Commenting Harms.. The Telcos" IP Democracy notes that they have been seeing the same behavior that we have here at IP Inferno --
a coordinated group of possibly paid blog commenters who roam the web looking for blog items on net neutrality. (See here and here.) These commenters almost always write in generalities and their comments are always negative of net neutrality regulations.Here is someone else noticing the same behavior -- "Anti-network neutrality astroturfing comment spam" So OK guys. The jig is up. Stop the spam.
This is a great case study for why the net needs less anonymity.