George Orwell called. He says 1984 is going exactly as he envisioned.
From The Free Beacon.
The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.
The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.
The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”
The university has received $919,917 so far for the project.
……“The open-source platform we develop will be made publicly available and will be extensible to ever more research areas as a greater preponderance of human activities are replicated online,” it continues. “Additionally, we will create a web service open to the public for monitoring trends, bursts, and suspicious memes.”
“This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate,” the grant said.
……The government-funded researchers hope that the public will use their tool in the future to report on other Twitter users.
Don’t be surprised when government thugs come knocking.
“Truthy uses a sophisticated combination of text and data mining, social network analysis, and complex networks models,” the website adds. “To train our algorithms, we leverage crowdsourcing: we rely on users like you to flag injections of forged grass-roots activity. Therefore, click on the Truthy button when you see a suspicious meme!”
I have some material for their ‘Truthy’ site.
I want to report a publication that smears everything you stand for, HERE.
I want to report ‘bitter, gun-clinging’ people, HERE.
Lastly, I want to report some real hatespeech:
David Guth, a University of Kansas journalism professor, has called for the murders of any and all children of NRA members, because according to the unhinged moonbat, we’re at fault for the Navy Yard shooting carried out by a deranged wackjob with a history of mental issues.
Another leftwingnut from Marshall University wishes death on Tea Party and NRA members, whom he blames for everything from Obama’s own fuckups to his erectile dysfunction.
Allan Brauer, the communications chair for the Democratic Party of Sacramento, Calif., told an aide to Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tex.) on Friday that he hoped her children “die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.”
Pay attention, Feds: No one does modern day inflammatory rhetoric and racism like the Left. They spew misogynist hatred toward female conservatives, fling racial slurs at black and white Republican/Tea Party members and hurl psychotic death wishes at all three for good measure.
Get a load of the filth spewed by black racists once they found out Raffi Williams (the conservative son of liberal commentator Juan Williams) was black.
The Big Brother monitoring of Twitter is nothing less than oppression of the First Amendment. It’s focused on those who disagree with the current regime, not those who pose an actual threat to the United States….like muzzie domestic terrorists and the DemProgs.
Former DHS chief Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano and Barack Obama compiled an Enemies List and Domestic Threat Assessment composed of Iraq/Afghanistan War veterans, outspoken Obama critics, anti-illegal alien activists, gun owners, white middle-class Americans, and Americans who covet individual liberties. By their definition, that makes me a threat.
Obama has trampled all over the Constitution since he got into office.
Our freedoms and liberties have come under attack by an increasingly hostile, out-of-control, big government apparatus. If that realization hasn’t hit you with enough force, get ready for a total crackdown on your freedom of speech if Obama deems it “necessary in the event of a (manufactured) crisis”.
Under the Obama regime, the expansion and scope of intelligence gathering has reached out-of-control proportions.
It’s being used to monitor, intimidate, and suppress the Constitutional rights of American citizens who get the attention of B. Hussein and his government goons when they raise hell about his abuse of power.
Dear Leader has declared: “If you can’t trust the government, we’re going to have some problems”.
Much of this has to do with Obama’s hatred of social media, which is also used by his critics to slice and dice his incompetence:
SHOCK POLL: Republican voters view terrorists as greatest threat, Independents name Russia, Democrats say Twitter.
If you value your freedoms, take back this country. This oughta put me at or near the top of the ‘Truthy’ alert.