The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.
The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.
The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”
…as defined by a team whose lead investigator is apparently so steeped in progressive groups and causes that its surprising that his skin hasn’t been permanently dyed blue. Anyway, it’d be an absolute shame if the data got corrupted, so don’t do that, OK?
PS: Somebody keep track of whoever it was that approved federal money for this. It might be relevant, some day.