According to an article in Computerworld, the Obama administration has contracted for the development of software that could create multiple fake social media profiles to manipulate and sway public opinion on controversial issues.
This has the fingerprints of Obama’s Information Czar Cass Sunstein all over it.
In a 2008 co-authored paper, “Conspiracy Theories,” published in the Journal of Political Philosophy, Sunstein decries the proliferation on the Internet of false conspiracy theories that he claims may ultimately lead to violence. Sunstein then outlines a plan for the government to stealthily infiltrate ‘”conspiracy theory” groups. He proposes that “government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action.” [Sources: Wikipedia and "Obama Czar Wants to Limit Free Speech"]
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