Skip to comments.US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propoganda
Posted on 02/20/2011 6:54:49 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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.
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The 4 minute men go high tech.
This may be the most horrifying story I’ve read in a horrifying week!
We live in a science fiction story. And it’s dystopic.
This is supposed to be brand new? Please.
This will only work on airheads who don’t read and can’t think for themselves...they usually don’t vote anyway.
They voted last time.
They’re probably working overtime spamming WI area newspaper website comment sections.
The ability to send information to hundreds of thousands instantly and make it appear to be a personal message?
Yes, it’s new.
Ya got me! What does that mean? My dictionaries have failed me.
It worked in Egypt.
The potential for abuse does of course exist, but in this case, the client is the US Air Force and the contractual places of performance are listed as: MacDill AFB, Kabul, Afghanistan and Baghdad, Iraq.
1984 and Brave New World are both dystopic novels.
Oh coontrare! No it is not or don’t you get those endless crap e-mails that are sent from those soliciting either products or political campaigns? Check them out, it is addresses only to you. I think one of them is called Constant Contact.
Contracting Office Address:
2606 Brown Pelican Ave.
MacDill AFB, Florida 33621-5000
Place of Performance:
Performance will be at MacDIll AFB, Kabul, Afghanistan and Baghdad, Iraq.
MacDill AFB , Florida 33679
Phone: (813) 828-4729
Fax: (813) 828-5111
I’ve seen these bots in action on financial sites. “Bernanke good - gold bad!”
Facebook postings are different than Constant Contact.
Just creating the fake people to back up the fake votes. Imagine if we vote by the Internet. Chocago’s dwindling population, fewer now than in 1920, will have a resurgence of Chicagoans.
This is great; soon we’ll have “FReepers” posting about how efficient our government is, how intelligent our “president” is, how thin his wife is, how low our tax burdens are, etc.
Who’s the BOT and who’s not?
That is the question.
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