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‘1984’ in 2014? Fed Gov’t Funds ‘Truthy’ Database to Monitor Hate Speech, Suspicious Memes
Fox News Insider ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 9:46 AM

Posted on 08/28/2014 7:04:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The federal government is spending close to $1 million of your money on an online tracking program that will supposedly search for so-called “hate speech” or “misinformation” on Twitter.

On Fox and Friends, Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. brought us more details on the “Truthy” database, which intends to monitor suspicious Internet memes as well as false or misleading ideas spreading around social media. […]

The Indiana professor who is leading the project, Filippo Menczer, had previously identified a list of hashtags that he believed fell under the categories of “far right” and “polarizing.”

Among those that he listed were #foxnews, #constitution and #israel. …

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnewsinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: anticonservative; antisemitism; farright; filippomenczer; hashtags; hatespeech; internetmemes; liberalagenda; peterjohnsonjr; truthy; twitter; yeswescan

1 posted on 08/28/2014 7:04:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Is it Hate Speech to refer to King Obama as “That Doofus, Commie, Muslim Homo”?


2 posted on 08/28/2014 7:12:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Democrats love poor blacks - that's why they keep them on the Plantation)
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To: Olog-hai

But will it be able to identify leftist schemes?... lying to infidels, use of PC to advance political agendas, voter registration fraud attempts, etc.../s


3 posted on 08/28/2014 7:14:01 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Olog-hai

So...will they shut down FR or just arrest us all?

...ya...I know....both!


4 posted on 08/28/2014 7:14:54 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve been referred to as a “bitter clinger”.Sounds like hate speech to me!


5 posted on 08/28/2014 7:16:25 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party policy;Lie,deny,refuse to comply)
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To: Olog-hai

Negro’ pendaho en la casa blanco.


6 posted on 08/28/2014 7:17:48 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Iron Munro

What will be hate speech? Saying Bath House Barry, Muslim Brotherhood loving Barry, Hillary’s Cankles, Marxist- Communist-democrat bass turds, IRS thugs?


7 posted on 08/28/2014 7:20:42 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Olog-hai

When the government can give a million dollars to an Indiana professor to search the internet for right wing hate speech you know they have to much power. When will the people stand up and fight this tyranny?


8 posted on 08/28/2014 7:25:31 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: Olog-hai

Check their Statist Privilege.


9 posted on 08/28/2014 7:29:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai
"He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother."
10 posted on 08/28/2014 7:35:00 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Iron Munro

step away from the keyboard, son


11 posted on 08/28/2014 7:52:14 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: servantboy777

pendejo


12 posted on 08/28/2014 7:52:45 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Olog-hai

13 posted on 08/28/2014 7:55:39 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Lets Roll NOW

bttt


14 posted on 08/28/2014 8:00:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dontreadthis

Who are those old hags? I hope they aren’t on our side.


15 posted on 08/28/2014 8:00:58 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Olog-hai
"In a new blog post, Menczer maintained that the database is not meant to suppress free speech and does not track "hate speech."

Then what's it's purpose, professor?
16 posted on 08/28/2014 8:03:20 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Olog-hai

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”

The university has received $919,917 so far for the project.

http://truthy.indiana.edu/about
http://truthy.indiana.edu/


17 posted on 08/28/2014 8:15:07 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (OChristian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool])
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To: Olog-hai

“Truthy” claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.


18 posted on 08/28/2014 8:17:34 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (OChristian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool])
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To: Iron Munro

We prefer “Dips#!t”.


19 posted on 08/28/2014 8:27:30 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: ForYourChildren

“social pollution”

What a chillingly Orwellian locution.


20 posted on 08/28/2014 8:31:49 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Iron Munro

My loathing of the illegitimate, bisexual, Marxist Kenyan Muslim Usurper requires a stiff drink.


21 posted on 08/28/2014 8:37:14 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Olog-hai

> The Indiana professor who is leading the project, Filippo Menczer, had previously identified a list of hashtags that he believed fell under the categories of “far right” and “polarizing.”

The terms “far right” and “polarizing” are hate speech.


22 posted on 08/28/2014 8:46:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Olog-hai
"Fed Gov’t Funds ‘Truthy’ Database to Monitor Hate Speech, Suspicious Memes..."

And people who call Obama a cartoon character.


23 posted on 08/28/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: ForYourChildren
and other social pollution.”

"Which is anything that prevents us from keeping our namby-pamby jobs."


24 posted on 08/28/2014 9:01:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Olog-hai

“... had previously identified a list of hashtags that he believed fell under the categories of “far right” and “polarizing.”

What, No hashtags for #far-left ?


25 posted on 08/28/2014 9:03:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: ForYourChildren
May I offer a slight modification ?

Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy communist front groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.

26 posted on 08/28/2014 9:06:57 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: reformedliberal; ForYourChildren
“social pollution”

So they're gonna sick the EPA on us ?

Will it be like carbon credits where the elite buy 'social credits' and are free to say whatever they want ?

27 posted on 08/28/2014 9:10:55 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Olog-hai
Menczer, the project lead, appears to be a blatant liar. The university's own project description, in the section titled "Research Objectives", states that that the project will " . . . detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution." Yet, in a critique of a Fox News report in the project, he says that, "Truthy is not intended and is not capable to determine whether a statement constitutes 'misinformation'". If not, then why does the project description say it will do just that?

Also, I would like to know how the professor and his associates define "social pollution." That sounds like a very subjective and very arbitrary concept. It sounds like crap science.
28 posted on 08/28/2014 9:11:47 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: UCANSEE2

See my post #28. “Social pollution” is indeed a very odd term in a supposedly scientific study. It reeks of non-scientific bias. It almost sounds like something the Nazis would have studied.


29 posted on 08/28/2014 9:13:45 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: dontreadthis

Now that is funny right there. What is that from?


30 posted on 08/28/2014 9:44:55 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Olog-hai

somebody’s kid got a juicy contract

seriously, this is a weekend project. hook to the various feeds, push them thru a parser, index/score the item based on a phrase database rating the item on a multitude of categories, then notify associated email if the score exceeds a threshold, also specified in the database.


31 posted on 08/28/2014 10:29:04 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Olog-hai

We can’t go on together
With suspicious memes
And we can’t build our dreams
On suspicious memes


32 posted on 08/28/2014 10:33:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: G Larry

We FReepers are already on a government s***list.

This just makes it official, IMO.


33 posted on 08/29/2014 4:37:03 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Old Sarge
My loathing of the illegitimate, bisexual, Marxist Kenyan Muslim Usurper requires a stiff drink.

Don't be so retentive - tell the NSA how you really feel.


34 posted on 08/29/2014 8:34:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Why democrat voters are like sperm: Only 1 in a million work.)
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