Orwellian: Feds Spend $500,000 to Tap “Extensive Tracking Infrastructure” to “Combat Online Trolling”

surveillance_mind_By Melissa Dykes

The National Science Foundation has issued two quarter-of-a-million-dollar grants for “Leveraging Personalized Internet Services to Combat Online Trolling.”

The grant defines online trolling as, “scenarios in which various groups deploy tactics to influence public opinion on the Internet, by leaving biased, false, misleading, and inauthentic comments, and then artificially amplifying their ratings,” so you can immediately see where that’s a slippery slope to shutting down free speech and dissent because who decides what is “false, misleading, and inauthentic” online?

The government’s researchers?

Creepier, the grant admits that we are increasingly tracked as our privacy is increasingly going extinct on the Internet, and it is this built-in “extensive tracking infrastructure” that will be tapped to combat trolling online:

Users have often expressed concern about the lack of privacy and control over their personal data. Nonetheless, despite a substantial effort to expose and control this prevalent behavior, the reality is that users keep accepting updated online privacy policies, which in turn grant the gathering of more personal data. This project explores re-using this extensive tracking infrastructure for the benefits of both the users themselves and web services, with a goal of preventing online trolling…

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The goal is reportedly to create a “personalization-based counter-trolling system as open-source software.”

Kind of ironic when you think about how much money Hillary has spent amassing her very own online troll army… Then again, the “combat” here will be reserved for dissenters George Orwell style, as per the usual.

Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa and Aaron also recently launched Revolution of the Method and Informed Dissent. Wake the flock up!

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7 Comments on "Orwellian: Feds Spend $500,000 to Tap “Extensive Tracking Infrastructure” to “Combat Online Trolling”"

  1. The ironic thing is that by going after “trolls” according to THEIR definition, it will be those of us who speak the truth with specific proof to support it. By going against the army of shills that attempt to distort history with no supporting evidence on their side, it will be us who are punished. I will not be scared. Deal with it.

    • Going after trolls is only the excuse, the “cover”, to slip in more draconian spy systems to really catch “the rest of us” when we tell the truths about the corrupt system. “We” will be the “terrorists” as far as “they” are concerned.

  2. The editors here are just as bad …sometimes I wonder what criteria are deemed favorable & what are not?…for instance …I left a comment on the quantum computer article about living in Berkeley with my girlfriend in the late 1960’s who just happened to be a secretary in the Physics Dept. of Berkeley University…where Ted Kaczynski aka:’the Unibomber’ was an assistant professor for a couple of years…where I commented that I had met most of the professors & was invited to X-mass parties with the ‘Brains’ (lol)…something I enjoyed… & had remarked that Ted (in retrospect /after his crazy criminal behavior) …was your atypical introverted nerd/with an Aspergerger’s -type of personality disorder when …my comment was ‘Moderated’ then deep-sixed …WTF???

    • This ‘bitch rant’ is now moot ….after finally publishing my original reply in the other post on quantum computers…after 24-hours passed…go figure …no apologies …no explanation…no flowers …no phone call (lol)

  3. WatchmanofEzekiel33 | September 4, 2016 at 1:01 pm | Reply

    Well they should go after the Liberal Progressives first but we know that is not going to happen. No it will be the honest citizen who is targeted the most.

    • “Liberal Progressives” are but a “Tool Label” to better define the more extreme views in that particular political direction, the “Right Wing Conservatives” are but another “Wing of the Same Bird” … we are all victims or not depending upon the desires of the day for our “Hidden Leaders” who pull the strings of our Politicians who are all beholding to “Them” … to think otherwise is at your own peril.

      InsHO and E.

  4. Didn’t American media recently state the media is under no legal obligation to report truthfully or without bias?

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