Facilitator(s) are

semi-legitimate players such as accountants, attorneys, notaries, bankers, and real estate brokers, who cross both the licit and illicit worlds and provide services to legitimate customers, criminals, and terrorists alike.[1]


A facilitator is

a person who helps other users in an online group or forum to manage their conversations.[2]

responsible for ensuring that the comments stay on topic, summarising the comments, and generally supporting the deliberation process when required. Facilitation is important if one of the objectives of the e-consultation is to support deliberative engagement between users.[3]


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