The federal government plans on spending $1 million plus on a creation of a program that would track spy on amass what the federal government itself has ordained misinformation, hate speech, astroturfing and “other social pollution” and just in time for the 2016 presidential campaign season.
‘Truthy’ claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.
Menczer, a professor of informatics and computer science at Indiana University, links to each of the organizations on his personal page from his bio at the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research….
Truthy’s “Gallery Descriptions of interesting memes” and snapshots of its politics page (below) reveal that the Progressive establishment intends to control the message by (a) Twitter users spying and snitching on other twitter users and (b) attacking and silencing those who oppose Progressive ideology.
“Gallery Descriptions of interesting memes” (excerpts)
The #tcot hashtag represents the “Top Conservatives On Twitter.” This is the most popular meme we track: it has the most users, the second most tweets (after #news), and the third largest diffusion network (after @barackobama and #p2). The most active account, @COH2HOG, has posted over 116,000 tweets.
This meme is the username of a politician’s account, and represents conversations about him. We can see a huge orange cluster, signifying many people who mention this candidate in their tweets.
#GOP This is widely used and an example of a popular, grassroots meme. In the diffusion network we can often observe two clearly separated clusters. These correspond to conservative and liberal communities, using the tag in different ways. People tend to retweet others in the same community and not in the other community, so we see the clusters in blue. We also see orange edges connecting the two communities. These occur when users mention people in the other community, typically to disagree or criticize.
This meme is @sarahpalinusa, the Twitter account of Sarah Palin. This is an example of the diffusion patterns we observe around celebrities and other popular, influential people. Users in the orange cluster mention @sarahpalinusa (in the center) or address tweets to her. Some of these are critical (away from the blue). Others are supporters, and we observe that those users also retweet @sarahpalinusa (blue edges). …
These so-called memes, include twitter names of Conservatives, Conservative organizations, reports on our rogue government regime, political corruption, crony capitalists, Islamization of America and Islamic terrorism, “The website displays anti-Muslim propaganda, including a graphic video of beheadings by the Taliban.” H/t Weasel Zippers.