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  1. patsfan13

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    You tax dollars at work. Shouldn't spending public money pushing a partisan agenda be a crime? Does anyone see this as a problem?


    US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propoganda - National Social Media | Examiner.com



    This is evil.
     
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    I absolutely agree it's evil, but one has the feeling that it's intended as part of our counter terrorism effort and to be applied in foreign countries. Nonetheless, the concept is evil and the risk of abuse at home is real.
     
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    Ugh...jeezus.
     
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    I dunno....it appears that this particular program is to be used in Kabul, Afghanistan and Baghdad, Iraq.

    How is making up online persona (something that people do right here on Pats Fans, I'm sure) evil?

    It surely can't be more evil than drones and air strikes and mortar rounds, can it? Or any more evil than torture.

    Seems strange that someone like 13 who's normally all for torturing suspected Muslims or profiling them in airports is suddenly all up in arms about tricking them online.
     
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    I'm pretty sure this stuff has been going on for the last 10+ years. Patriot Act anyone?
     
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    It's certainly better than air strikes, but it's manipulating something (Facebook) that in its own way has a lot of integrity and, without such software, appears to be doing an enormous amount of good.
     
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    Did you open the pdf? It has a US Air Force logo on it
    Persona Management Software.
    Solicitation Number: RTB220610
    Agency: Department of the Air Force
    Office: Air Mobility Command
    Location: 6th Contracting Squadron
     
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    With the Examiner, there is usually more to the picture than meets the eye.. their byline is all the hysteria that is fit to print.
     
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    A Big Steaming Turd of a thread....I just wanted to say that. The OP doesn't think anyone would possbly open the link and read it.
     
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