How creepy is this?
It’s recently been revealed that the U.S. government contracted HBGary Federal for the development of software which could create multiple fake social media profiles to manipulate and sway public opinion on controversial issues by promoting propaganda. It could also be used as surveillance to find public opinions with points of view the powers-that-be didn’t like. It could then potentially have their “fake” people run smear campaigns against those “real” people. As disturbing as this is, it’s not really new for U.S. intelligence or private intelligence firms to do the dirty work behind closed doors.
Persona Management Software
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So, Why Does the Air Force Want Hundreds of Fake Online Identities on Social Media? [Update]
Revealed: Air Force ordered software to manage army of fake virtual people
More HBGary Federal Fallout: The Government Wants To Buy Software To Fake Online Grassroots Social Media Campaigns
Why Is the Military Creating an Army of Fake People on the Internet?
HBGary :: Detect. Diagnose. Respond
hbgaryfederal.com is offline
Well, at least now we know where all the “supposed” support for the malignant travesty that is Obamacare is coming from, fake people with fake opinions.
/seriously, do you trust the Obama administration and Democrats in general with software like this?
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