Skip to comments.Obama czar proposed government should ‘infiltrate’ social network sites, chat rooms, message boards.
Posted on 01/13/2012 5:17:49 AM PST by tutstar
Just prior to his appointment as President Obamas so-called regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein wrote a lengthy academic paper suggesting the government should infiltrate social network websites, chat rooms and message boards.
Such cognitive infiltration, Sunstein argued, should be used to enforce a U.S. government ban on conspiracy theorizing.
Among the beliefs Sunstein classified as a conspiracy theory is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud.
The find comes as a government document reportedly relates the U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys command center routinely monitors dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, WikiLeaks and news sites including the Huffington Post and Drudge Report.
Reuters reported that a privacy compliance review issued by DHS last November confirms that since at least June 2010, the departments national operations center has been operating a Social Networking/Media Capability which involves regular monitoring of publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards.
The government document states such monitoring is meant to collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture to help manage national or international emergency events.
While the DHS may be monitoring websites for security reasons, Sunstein advocated such actions with another goal in mind.
(Excerpt) Read more at klein.wp.wnd.com ...
Examples of some Websites,chat rooms or message boards to be EXEMPT from infiltration:
1) Democrat Underground
2) Kos Kids
4) Planned Parenthood
6) Anti-Gun websites
“...start shutting down the sites...”
I would say that it’s not intended to shut down sites, per se; it’s intended to find, fix, and isolate individuals posting things that they find disagreeable, and then use the coercive power of the fed to basically intimidate and otherwise make you disappear - one way or another.
They are testing thought crime technology!
Now you’ve done it!
Only thing is we’re the witches.
so that explains why we have a lot of posters telling us to stay home and not vote this November.. Now it makes sense..
How can’t anyone be so blind as to continue to support Obama? This guy wants to literally criminalize people who don’t follow the party line. I’m trying to think of what governments have done that before. There’s one south of florida, on north of south korea, and another one in the northern most regions of europe.
In his 2009 book, On Rumors, Sunstein argued websites should be obliged to remove false rumors while libel laws should be altered to make it easier to sue for spreading such rumors.
In the book, Sunstein cited as a primary example of absurd and hateful remarks, reports by right-wing websites alleging an association between President Obama and Weatherman terrorist William Ayers.
He also singled out radio talker Sean Hannity for attacking Obama regarding the presidents alleged associations.
Ayers became a name in the 2008 presidential campaign when it was disclosed he worked closely with Obama for years. Obama also was said to have launched his political career at a 1995 fundraiser in Ayers apartment.
True, but they have the technology available to them whereas we are very limited in how much we can see what they’re doing.
He continued: The Watergate hotel room used by Democratic National Committee was, in fact, bugged by Republican officials, operating at the behest of the White House. In the 1950s, the CIA did, in fact, administer LSD and related drugs under Project MKULTRA, in an effort to investigate the possibility of mind control.
You say conspiracy, I say constitutionally protected conjecture and freedom of speech.
Reminds me of a real life situation where a couple had their kids taken away, by the government, because they displayed an "inordinate fear of the government".
"The government will punish you for 'theorizing' on how much the government is out to get you."
Liberals are cowards and wait for you in mobs down a back alley. They want to catch you defenseless and unaware otherwise you fight back and they get their butts kicked.
Wow - that brought back some memories! FR had just grown quite a bit in the previous months due to the 2000 election. The socialists were alarmed.
Well, fair’s fair. Our trolls and agents control many of those sites. Instead of arguing with them, we usually egg them on to post more and more extreme and absurd views.
I love Cass´ article about a conspiracy against conspiracy theorists. It is very similar to my own pet project of implanting schizophrenics with subdermal monitoring chips, in order to take better care of them.
Cass and his nutty wife Samantha Power, others like Anita Dunn and Robert Bauer, Van Johnson, Bill Ayers - are examples of the type of “citizens” who abet repressive regimes taking and holding power
They are just like history’s dedicated servants of murderous despots like Mao Tse-tung, Stalin and Hitler
Their fanatic devotion to the control of the dehumanized collective in the service of their masters transcends political spectrum, right or left
Fascinating and disturbing that these people hold so much sway over our government. They creep about in the bureaucratic shadows of the obama government like rats who leave their droppings in our sacred places
People look at Germany in the 1930’s and wonder “How could the ordinary people let that happen?” They sleep-walked through the normalcy of daily life, then one day woke up and it was too late thanks to faceless nameless fanatics and bureaucrats dedicated to the agenda of a socio/psychopath
Isn’t that the truth?
What should we call them? Obama-nazis? Oh dear this may not be good for me.