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Government To Track ‘False, Misleading’ Ideas On Twitter

 

 

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” Nope, this isn’t unsettling:

  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.”

  One G-man’s “social pollution” is another free man’s First Amendment right. The very term sounds like something out of a 1920s Italian fascist tract. And why is the federal government even deciding which ideas are “false and misleading,” let alone tracking them?

  According to the project’s grant, the service “could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate.” 

 

 

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9 Things The Media Got Wrong About The Sandy Hook Shooting

1. Nancy Lanza Worked At Sandy Hook Elementary School

Nancy Lanza Worked At Sandy Hook Elementary School

She didn’t.

Dereliction: A Constant Stream of Media Misinformation in Conn. Shooting

 

 

 

 

” The Old Media establishment has done a disservice to an American public heartbroken over the murders at a Connecticut grade school by reporting untrue “facts” over and over again and by using emotionally tinged phrases that do not relay fact but instead push an agenda.

Here are just a few of the badly garbled “facts” in this story that the media rushed to “report” before any truth was put to them.

 

Of course, the very first major mix up was the shooter’s name.

 

Also from the beginning, the murderer was reported as having strode through the school with a .223-caliber rifle, often referred to by the media here as an “assault weapon.”

 

Lanza is also being said to have been wearing “combat gear.” What does this even mean?

 

Some reporters are calling the killer’s mother an “avid gun collector.” There is no basis for this label.

 

There’s Lot’s More At The Link . Read It All .

 

 

 

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