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Truthy: The Tax-Funded Speech Monitoring and Suppression Project
Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/14 | Arnold Ahlert

Posted on 11/14/2014 8:34:32 AM PST by Sean_Anthony

One professor’s million-dollar campaign against conservatives, courtesy of the taxpayer

Leftist speech suppressors are at it again, but this time they’re 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.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; 2010; 2011; datamining; freedomofspeech; freespeech; indianau; indianauniversity; lamarsmith; nsf; texas; truthy; twitter

1 posted on 11/14/2014 8:34:32 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
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To: Sean_Anthony

Who controlled the House when the appropriation bill that this was hidden in was voted on?


2 posted on 11/14/2014 8:41:50 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

Question: What is the difference between Google, NSA , and the Department of "Just-US" ??

NOTHING !!
They are all in bed and inbred together !!
Google started out as a Govt. program


3 posted on 11/14/2014 8:49:21 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: Sean_Anthony

Brought to you by the Chavistas in the White House and the supine GOP.


4 posted on 11/14/2014 8:59:22 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Sean_Anthony
I have the same quick question I had the first time this article was posted today, and which no one answered:

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?

5 posted on 11/14/2014 9:01:22 AM PST by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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6 posted on 11/15/2014 10:16:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Celebrate the Polls, Ignore the Trolls)
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