Skip to comments.Truthy: The Tax-Funded Speech Monitoring and Suppression Project
Posted on 11/14/2014 8:34:32 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
One professors million-dollar campaign against conservatives, courtesy of the taxpayer
Leftist speech suppressors are at it again, but this time theyre apparently being subsidized by the American taxpayer. On Monday, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) sent a letter to the head of the National Science Foundation (NSF), demanding information about the nearly $1 million spent on the Truthy data-mining project that monitors political speech on Twitter.
The committee and taxpayers deserve to know how NSF decided to award a large grant for a project that proposed to develop standards for online political speech and to apply those standards through development of a website that targeted conservative political comments, Smith wrote to NSF Director France Cordova.
Who controlled the House when the appropriation bill that this was hidden in was voted on?
Brought to you by the Chavistas in the White House and the supine GOP.
If the project "began in 2011 at Indiana University following the awarding of $919,917 grant", then how could it have "tracked up to 8 million tweets per day in the run up to the 2010 midterms?
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