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Obama's "Truthy" Squad Set to Invade Social Media
Radix News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Posted on 10/22/2014 9:02:50 PM PDT by Abakumov

Earlier this week, the federal government’s National Science Foundation, an entity created to encourage the study of science — encouragement that it achieves by awarding grants to scholars and universities — announced that it had awarded a grant to study what people say about themselves and others in social media. The NSF dubbed the project Truthy, a reference to comedian Stephen Colbert’s invention and hilarious use of the word “truthiness.”

The reference to Colbert is cute, and he is a very funny guy, but when the feds get into the business of monitoring speech, it is surely no joke; it is a nightmare. It is part of the Obama administration’s persistent efforts to monitor communication and scrutinize the expressions of opinions it hates and fears.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: facebook; nsf; obama; socialmedia; truthy

1 posted on 10/22/2014 9:02:50 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

Yeah, there are some of them here.


2 posted on 10/22/2014 9:04:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can say that again. And it is becoming increasingly obvious who they are.


3 posted on 10/22/2014 9:05:44 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah, there are some of them here.

Agreed. Happens a great deal around election time. I am still surprised by some of the sleeper cells here.
4 posted on 10/22/2014 9:07:07 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Abakumov

The Nazi youth. Doing their FÜHRER’s dirty work and spreading the lies.


5 posted on 10/22/2014 9:08:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Ebola and Enterovirus-D68. Proud members of Viruses Without Borders.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Nazi youth. Doing their FÜHRER’s dirty work and spreading the lies.

Those'd be the guys screaming you have to vote Republican, no matter what! even in the cases where the candidate is a statist, right?

6 posted on 10/22/2014 9:13:20 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Full disclosure, the NSF funded part of my graduate education. But Reagan was president back then. More truth, less truthy


7 posted on 10/22/2014 9:19:16 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: OneWingedShark

No. Der fuhrer has sent out his instructions to his mindless Obamabots.


8 posted on 10/22/2014 9:20:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Ebola and Enterovirus-D68. Proud members of Viruses Without Borders.)
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To: Abakumov

Obama’s Social Media Zampolit.


9 posted on 10/22/2014 9:43:25 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Abakumov

It’s John Adams all over again.


10 posted on 10/22/2014 9:44:59 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: FlingWingFlyer

A fusion of the Young Pioneers and Zampolit, eh?


11 posted on 10/22/2014 9:45:37 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Abakumov
Maybe some input from Obama's Czar of "Nudge"

On Tuesday, Fox News obtained documents showing that the federal government is initiating a program designed to “nudge” Americans toward particular behaviors.

The “Behavioral Insights Team” to be formed would work with the White House, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture, among others.

The document, emailed by White House senior adviser on social and behavioral sciences Maya Shenker to a university professor, states, “Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people achieve their goals.”


12 posted on 10/22/2014 10:14:22 PM PDT by spokeshave (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people,)
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To: Abakumov
Oh no, not THIS again:


13 posted on 10/22/2014 10:15:48 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I noticed, too.


14 posted on 10/22/2014 10:17:39 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Lest we forget:

“In August 2009, the White House set up the email address ‘flag@whitehouse.gov’ to gather information during the debate over Obamacare. According to an official press release, people were actually supposed to send a note to the White House ‘if you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy.’”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/14/big-brother-obama-is-watching/


15 posted on 10/22/2014 10:51:02 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

Most paranoid administration ever. Years of drug use will do that.


16 posted on 10/22/2014 11:03:33 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: spokeshave

If that’s Maya, not guilty.

On a different note, this is what the idiocracy elected twice. We’re outnumbered folks.

PROOF: alcee hastings got elected as my “rep”. This republic is on life support.


17 posted on 10/22/2014 11:50:46 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Linux rocks. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Abakumov

They can’t get into the private and secret groups.


18 posted on 10/23/2014 6:58:02 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (AGW-e is the climate "Domino Theory")
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