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The Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC) program will develop techniques to detect, classify, measure and track the formation, development and spread of ideas and concepts (memes) in social media. This will provide warfighters and intelligence analysts with indications and warnings of adversary efforts to propagate purposefully deceptive messaging and misinformation. Social media creates vulnerabilities that can be exploited to harm U.S. interests and threaten national security and have become a key operating environment for a broad range of extremists. SMISC
Demonstrate methods for countering adversary influence operations using techniques of semi-automated narrative creation based on predictive social dynamic models.
Originally posted by Dustytoad
So the question then is, Who get's to decide what is true?
Tailor specialized algorithms to recognize purposeful or deceptive messaging and misinformation, persuasion campaigns, and influence operations across social media.
The initiative's goal is to implement non-binding UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18, which itself calls for the criminalization of various forms of speech concerning religion.
The idea being that "adversaries" might be discovered by their attempts at spreading disinfo.
Originally posted by Goldcurrent
Thanks goodness I have a highly sensitive B.S. meter, and can figure out someone's (or thing's) agenda fairly quick. But for the more impressionable...?
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
the real question is
Which User Accounts here are these disinfo-bots being tested?