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US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda
The Examiner ^ | February 18, 2011 | Sean Kerrigan

Posted on 02/19/2011 5:21:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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To: TigersEye

The International Brotherhood of Cyberpersons.


51 posted on 02/19/2011 5:51:37 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SandRat
"That’s why I stay off of Facebook, twitter, MySpace, and other social media services."

I'm with you. I got my fill of socializing with AOL years ago. I used to host a genealogy and Civil War chat room in the evenings. That was enough for me, and it got old real fast. I'm a fairly private person. If I want to socialize with anyone, I'll call them or send them an email. This site, and a UK archaeology-related site are the only two groups that I belong to.

52 posted on 02/19/2011 5:52:02 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: cripplecreek

From now on when someone questions whether you have a “man card” it will have a whole new meaning. lol


53 posted on 02/19/2011 5:52:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

54 posted on 02/19/2011 5:52:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Solicitation Number: RTB220610

Here is the document in question. I deal with these types of things every day and I think it is legitimate, since the original links go back to FedBizOps.

A couple of things about it though:

1) It's not a contract, but simply a "sources sought" request to research potential vendors in this kind of market.

2) It's an Air Force Mobility Command solicitation, with places of performance listed as MacDill AFB, Kabul, Afghanistan and Baghdad, Iraq. However, the end client is obvious CENTCOM, which is based at MacDill.

Consequently, I think that this is an anti-terrorist or counter-intelligence program aimed at the Middle East, considering how powerful social media is becoming as a tool for over throwing governments. The solicitation is from June 2010, and no contract has been awarded yet.

55 posted on 02/19/2011 5:54:10 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That, frankly sounds hilarious. A bunch of computers going at one another in a cyber circlejerk.


56 posted on 02/19/2011 5:55:04 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Shoot, Democrats have been creating REAL people to do that for years!


57 posted on 02/19/2011 5:56:02 PM PST by bigbob (-)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

this sounds like a fraud on We the People...


58 posted on 02/19/2011 5:56:02 PM PST by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

“I’ve suspected this type of thing even around here sometimes...”

You betcha!


59 posted on 02/19/2011 5:57:24 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Oh. I forgot about the slang, lol.


60 posted on 02/19/2011 5:57:24 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

61 posted on 02/19/2011 5:58:35 PM PST by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://www.myspace.com/hippy100


62 posted on 02/19/2011 6:01:01 PM PST by CommieCutter (I'll get an internet ID when Obama shows his birth certificate.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

bookmark.


63 posted on 02/19/2011 6:05:49 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They used this in 2008. They are using it now.


64 posted on 02/19/2011 6:10:27 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: driftdiver
I’d imagine some of them are here. I bet Willie Green was one of em.

Word. I'm convinced that I've debated a bunch of cyber obots on this site. Got a few banned, too.

65 posted on 02/19/2011 6:13:43 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SandRat
That’s why I stay off of Facebook, twitter, MySpace, and other social media services

Somethings can't be improved upon. Conservatives - particularly Tea Party activists, need to develop an alternative network of communication that can't be 'hacked' like the net.

The LDS church has a communications network that was set up decades ago, long before the net was heard of. It would still work today. They set it up primarily to reach and recall their thousands of missionaries and others around the world in the event of a some catastrophe.

HANG ON TO YOUR LAND LINES.

This system can be used to reach, literally, millions within an hour. It's so simple, the gov't wouldn't even suspect it - couldn't access it anyway.

Works like this:

Everyone in the network has a total of only ten names and numbers to call - to relay whatever message needs to get out.

The first person calls their list of 10.

These 10 immediately call their list. Within 5 minutes or less, 110 people have been reached.

Doesn't sound to efficient, eh? But stick with me ...

Those 100 make their calls = 1000 reached, who make their 10 calls = 10,000 x's 10 = 100,000 x's 10= 1,000,000. Remember, it explodes by 10 x's the last number on each round. By the end of an hour, many millions have been reached.

Also, each member has only ten names and numbers - which would make many dead ends for anyone trying to gather 'names and numbers.'. And the numbers could be scrambled in a code, really shutting off any tracing down.

It's so simple, it boggles the mind.

But we need to be establishing these phone banks - and using land lines. We need to be able to communicate when the despots shut down the net...Divide and conquer is a tool they need. Let's end run them before they strike. Too late after the horse has left the barn.

66 posted on 02/19/2011 6:15:21 PM PST by maine-iac7 ('WE STAND TOGETHER OR WE FALL APART' mt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Get me a beer and some tinfoil... May as well get some popcorn too.
Cause I want to see just who believe this lock stock and doodo 8)


67 posted on 02/19/2011 6:16:19 PM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: April Lexington

They will be . . . RINObots!


68 posted on 02/19/2011 6:16:35 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: SandRat
Making Joseph Goebbels the Nazi Propaganda Minister proud.

and gnashing their teeth in envy

69 posted on 02/19/2011 6:17:53 PM PST by maine-iac7 ('WE STAND TOGETHER OR WE FALL APART' mt)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Is that a double entendre?

You wondered that too?

70 posted on 02/19/2011 6:19:55 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TigersEye

But it’s amazing how many don’t! The wishy-washy who agree with whatever is being said at the moment. Disgusting.


71 posted on 02/19/2011 6:23:21 PM PST by kevslisababy
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To: 4Liberty

The converse is also true...
72 posted on 02/19/2011 6:25:05 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bigheadfred

73 posted on 02/19/2011 6:28:31 PM PST by maine-iac7 ('WE STAND TOGETHER OR WE FALL APART' mt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Are we the new China?


74 posted on 02/19/2011 6:33:52 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Are tax dollars going to fund his propaganda? Sounds like Cass Sunstein idea. Obama was just meeting with all the large social net work and Internet executives.


75 posted on 02/19/2011 6:37:48 PM PST by opentalk
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Nothing new under the sun. Some of us remember this fellow:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serdar_Argic


76 posted on 02/19/2011 6:43:52 PM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Are we the new China?

Nope. We are the old china. Use us to slop the hogs.

77 posted on 02/19/2011 6:44:42 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
whadaya know. The beast and his image has found a way to create a constituency out of thin air.
78 posted on 02/19/2011 6:46:05 PM PST by hope
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To: maine-iac7

Okaaayy. I’m sitting on my thumb. Now what?


79 posted on 02/19/2011 6:46:05 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: driftdiver


80 posted on 02/19/2011 6:48:04 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: bigheadfred

81 posted on 02/19/2011 6:54:37 PM PST by maine-iac7 ('WE STAND TOGETHER OR WE FALL APART' mt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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82 posted on 02/19/2011 6:58:36 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

fraud crimes????????????


83 posted on 02/19/2011 7:04:31 PM PST by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; All

This is the work of Obamalini’s Joseph Goebbels, Cass Sunstein.


84 posted on 02/19/2011 7:12:48 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: maine-iac7

Riiigggt. I bang myself with my thumb.


85 posted on 02/19/2011 7:18:45 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; All
Thanks for pointing that out. I was looking at the original solicitation at https://www.fbo.gov/index?tab=documents&tabmode=form&subtab=core&tabid=c5de33539be037448b058a4e41f3e622 and saw the same things (MacDill AFB, USCENTCOM). This is a black hat op infiltrating our enemies who are pretty darn good at using the Net for their nefarious deeds. Makes a lot of sense to me.

The fact that this was published on fedbizopps strikes me that even the solicitation itself is psyops disinformation -- throws the bad guys off not knowing if they are dealing with other bad guys or white hats. Pretty sneaky.

Chill, folks.

86 posted on 02/19/2011 7:31:22 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Fake posters? This stuff happens everyday on the penny stocks forums. Pumpers and bashers. They have it perfected over there.


87 posted on 02/19/2011 7:47:46 PM PST by Cedar
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To: driftdiver

“I bet Willie Green was one of em.”

Not likely,

You have to make “fake people” seem real !


88 posted on 02/19/2011 7:52:39 PM PST by crescen7 (game on)
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To: texmexis best

I think it is still in the live troll phase.

The bots are still in development.


89 posted on 02/19/2011 7:58:49 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: reformedliberal

bookmark


90 posted on 02/19/2011 8:04:55 PM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Do we have to give them amnesty?


91 posted on 02/19/2011 8:11:34 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RegulatorCountry

Someday, the entire Interwebs will be composed of government ‘bots flaming each other.

... while real, live flesh and blood Americans will be reduced to selling their junk back and forth to each other on Craigslist.

You forgot that the Gubament will be monitoring all Craigslist sales to collect sales taxes.


92 posted on 02/19/2011 8:21:57 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: mass55th

Was that the old Mason-Dixon Line AOL CW chat room? I remember it well. It was often fun.


93 posted on 02/19/2011 8:26:26 PM PST by squarebarb
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To: SandRat; Grampa Dave; calcowgirl; Carry_Okie; tubebender; hedgetrimmer; forester; BOBTHENAILER; ...

I’ve even been a little suspicious of some of the trolls on FR!!!


94 posted on 02/19/2011 8:38:46 PM PST by SierraWasp (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish man's heart to the left. (Eccl 10:2))
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To: squarebarb
"Was that the old Mason-Dixon Line AOL CW chat room?"

No, it wasn't that one. It was a different chat room. We used to meet on Thursday nights at 11 p.m. eastern time.

95 posted on 02/19/2011 8:48:36 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Now we know who will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

(Calm down everybody, it’s a “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” reference, made for purposes of satire and comedy.)

(Yeah, that’s where we are—jests need disclaimers. We are so screwed.)


96 posted on 02/19/2011 9:01:00 PM PST by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--The Revolution Will Be Exit-Polled. I hope.)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla
And if you thought you were being paranoid...
97 posted on 02/19/2011 9:14:01 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bump....


98 posted on 02/19/2011 9:47:33 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Texas Fossil
" Sandanista Commies took an island between the 2 countries"

So, did The Obammunist pay google to alter the border, or was it the Nicaragua commies?

I see the google "mistake" has been fixed.

This is no different than The Obammunist supposedly acting on CIA intel from Twitter and Facebook while CIA does not know about bombs set off by Mohammedan terrorists in London.

yitbos

99 posted on 02/19/2011 11:30:52 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bruinbirdman

Google is in bed with Obummer.

Obummer is another Commie.

Idiots like the weenie left are totally worthless at “spook” stuff. They believe their own propaganda.

I have a long history of disliking the Sandanistas. Was eyeball to eyeball with their surrogates in NM back in the late 1970’s to mid 1980’s. First hand, not related by someone.

A Socialist is a closet communist, a Marxist is coming out of the closet, a Communist is out of the closet trying to push you in. ~ R. J. Ringer (”How to find Happiness during the Collapse of Western Civilization”)


100 posted on 02/20/2011 12:12:53 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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