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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.
Tracking misinformation? What are they going to do, spend all their time tracking campaign promises and the conversations of politicians? That will burn up the whole million bucks and fill the databases.
originally posted by: quirkygirl
Sometimes I wonder if the internet/world wide web was a scientific experiment to see what humanity would do and become. Was/is it a way to control the masses or does/did it give us too much knowledge, too much power? Do people band together or do they tear one another apart? Does the internet offer a distraction from real life or does it educate too much on what is happening in the world?
TPTB have been gathering our information long before the internet, the internet just made it easier to do and we all came running like kids to the candy bowl.
I know many times I don't search things because I'm afraid of what list I may be put on. Whether or not I'm just being paranoid or there is validity to that, it does stop me. So somewhere along the line I lost trust in my complete American freedoms.
Data Storage Capacity In February 2012, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert revealed that the Utah Data Center would be the "first facility in the world expected to gather and house a yottabyte". Since then, conflicting media reports have also estimated our storage capacity in terms of zettabytes and exabytes. While the actual capacity is classified for NATIONAL SECURITY REASONS, we can say this: The Utah Data Center was built with future expansion in mind and the ultimate capacity will definitely be "alottabytes"!