U.S. Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation
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September 1, 20195 min read1029 words
Published: September 1, 2019  |  5 min read1029 words
Fake news and social media posts are such a threat to U.S. security that the Defense Department is launching a project to repel “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” as the top Republican in Congress blocks efforts to protect the integrity of elections. The Defense Ad...
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Credible
September 1, 2019
Terrifying justification of state-run censorship efforts. Military will now decide what is “polarizing viral content” from among all the fake news AND legit criticisms of US govt. With an extensive track record already of independent journalists being censored by social media platforms, formalizing this oversight will only ensure it gets much worse. The internet is full of good & bad content. It’s not up to the govt to decide what people are allowed to see. Censorship by any other name is still censorship & a massive slippery slope down into an authoritarian & fascist dictatorship
September 1, 2019
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September 3, 2019
Hey, what POSSIBLY could go wrong with DARPA censoring the internet!!! The term "fake" occurred >15 times. The term "Cambridge Analytica" was absent from the article.
September 3, 2019
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September 1, 2019
This article was well sourced and it's important for this topic to be covered, but I do feel that despite the sourcing, the article was a bit surface level.
September 1, 2019
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