“They” may still deem you guilty of social pollution.
I was going to warn you the morning of August 26 when I first read this. I hope I’m not too late to save your bacon.
(To whom it may concern: I mean no harm with bacon nor with speaking of yours.)
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.”
“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.
Assist in the preservation of open debate?! 😯
I read elsewhere that “they” hope “the public will use their tool in the future to report on other Twitter users.”
OK, let me give you a tip: Merely eschewing Twitter isn’t the answer for you.
Now a question: Which of the following statements is the most hateful?
Incest is evil.
Abortion is an abomination.
Spanking is an acceptable form of child discipline.
I see you bring home the bacon.
Allah is not God.
Polygamy should never be legalized.
Oh? How do you know?