Wednesday, 2 March 2016

The FBI has been databasing suspicious memes and their creators for five years to silence political dissent

Hint: It Rhymes With "Blues"!
Using their system, dubbed Truthy, the group intends to track and differentiate memetic content made by normal everyday users and that of 'professional political activists' with the goal of eliminating false or misleading political information from social media ecosystems. Other research carried out by the project varies from analyses of meme propagation in specific geographical areas to understanding the viral nature of politically secular world affairs like the ongoing migrant crisis or the Occupy Wall Street movement when the average attention span of users is lower than that of a goldfish. Even more suspiciously, one of the stated endgame goals of the project is to share the machine learning techniques gained from Truthy with future mass social media studies carried out by government and academia.
(blacklistednews)

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