Skip to comments.US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda
Posted on 02/19/2011 5:21:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues.
The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week.
Click here to view the government contract (PDF)
According to the contract, the software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing a number of false signals to convince users that the poster is in fact a real person. A single user could manage unique background information and status updates for up to 10 fake people from a single computer.
The software enables the government to shield its identity through a number of different methods including the ability to assign unique IP addresses to each persona and the ability to make it appear as though the user is posting from other locations around the world.
Included in HBGary's leaked emails was a government proposal for the government contract. The document describes how they would 'friend' real people on Facebook as a way to convey government messages. The document reads:
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
Heck, they even created a fake president!
De-fund this administration.
that's your gov't at work, folks.
I’ve often wondered what grudge made Westburros tick. Even most hellfire preachers will tell their audiences “come to Jesus and be saved” and will refrain from speculating upon the particular fate of this or that deceased person. The Westburros behave like they want to be a non-edifying nuisance.
HA! They can't find real supporters so they have to make some up...
Well, with a fake citizen in the White House, and fake protesters in Wisconsin, why couldn’t we expect “fake online people”? If you can’t win with real people, invent them, and perhaps the idiots in society will fall for it.
And what exactly does it consist of now? :-)
I’d imagine some of them are here. I bet Willie Green was one of em.
Twitter was the “only” source of info out of Iran during the elections and subsequent mess. A lot of good young people landed in the slammer or worse after the government finally got “help” from private IT contractors.
Twitter was also useful during the Honduras election crap with Zelaya and “The Won” trying to reinstate that commie. The only reason they ever backed away was they were getting daily slammed for their actions. The Obozo administration is currently continuing to punish those who “flew him the bird” then.
Now Twitter was purchased by Facebook, doubt I will ever be on there again. Should have been there during the mess in Costa Rico recently. Sandanista Commies took an island between the 2 countries and no one did a thing.
I would not agree that Twitter was useless, but in the future, I am not sure.
The 4 minute men go high tech.
The US government crating fake people to create the illusion of mass consensus. Are we allowed yet, to say that we now have a totalitarian government that must be removed? Or is it still that “awkward age”?
And the LEFT are the ones doing it, NOT REPUBLICANS!!....
But wait, we already have a fake president so I guess it wouldn't really matter.
Very true, and the most frightening part is that all 3 branches of government knew/know. And both Political Parties knew/know. That is the icing on the cake. Traitor Bastards all.....
you know what they say.... never trust anybody over 30kb
I suspect that there are some on this forum. I see some consensus type entries that are so wrong that it beggars description. It’s probably them.
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