Comcast acknowledges that it hired people to take up room at an F.C.C. hearing into its practices.Some reports said the shills were Comcast employees, but it turns out many of them were hired off the street. They were given yellow highlighters to put in their shirt pockets so they could identify themselves to each other.
— Grassroots Support? Or Astroturf? by Sam Gustin, Portfolio.com, Feb 26 2008
Comcast, the company that claims to understand the Internet so well it thinks faking TCP Resets is good network management (which is what that FCC meeting was about), apparently thought in this day of cell phone cameras and blog posts that nobody would notice….