To the Victor go the Spoils…..

And, you know who writes the History books, so pay attention. The federal government is awarding grant money to fund research to develop a database on social media that will track “misinformation” and “hate speech” online.

“This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate”

That’s a whole diaper’s worth of euphemism right there.

They’re serious about this. How serious? Serious enough to name it (“Truthy”) after a bit on late-night Comedy Central. All the best ideas come from there. So yeah, pretty serious.

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