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Free speech under constant "progressive" attack.

Posted: 8/26/2014 10:45 AM

Free speech under constant "progressive" attack. 


So how long will it be before disagreeing with "Global Warming" becomes a Federal offense, hate speech LOL?

Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

$1 Million study focuses on internet memes, ‘misinformation’ in political campaigns
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BY: Elizabeth Harrington August 25, 2014 3:30 pm

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.

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”

The university has received $919,917 so far for the project.

“The project stands to benefit both the research community and the public significantly,” the grant states. “Our data will be made available via [application programming interfaces] APIs and include information on meme propagation networks, statistical data, and relevant user and content features.”

“The open-source platform we develop will be made publicly available and will be extensible to ever more research areas as a greater preponderance of human activities are replicated online,” it continues. “Additionally, we will create a web service open to the public for monitoring trends, bursts, and suspicious memes.”

“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,” the grant said.

“Truthy,” which gets its name from Stephen Colbert, will catalog how information is spread on Twitter, including political campaigns.

“While the vast majority of memes arise in a perfectly organic manner, driven by the complex mechanisms of life on the Web, some are engineered by the shady machinery of high-profile congressional campaigns,” according to the website.

“Truthy” claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.

Menczer, a professor of informatics and computer science at Indiana University, links to each of the organizations on his personal page from his bio at the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research.

The government-funded researchers hope that the public will use their tool in the future to report on other Twitter users.

“Truthy uses a sophisticated combination of text and data mining, social network analysis, and complex networks models,” the website adds. “To train our algorithms, we leverage crowdsourcing: we rely on users like you to flag injections of forged grass-roots activity. Therefore, click on the Truthy button when you see a suspicious meme!”

The project also seeks to discover why certain Internet memes go viral and others do not. Funding is not expected to expire until June 30, 2015.

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Posted: 8/26/2014 5:06 PM

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Orwell just 30 years late.  In a Progressive world, there is no room at all for disobedience, as the "Headmasters" know all about everything.  To disagree is therefore insane.  Gulags, anyone?

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Posted: 8/26/2014 8:00 PM

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Neither of you read the article.
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Posted: 8/26/2014 8:18 PM

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Why start now?


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Neither of you read the article.

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Posted: 8/27/2014 7:54 AM

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mudcannon wrote: Neither of you read the article.
How naive.

“Truthy” claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.
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Posted: 8/27/2014 9:24 AM

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Yes, aj, we're all out to get you. By you, I mean you, personally. pirate
These ARE the Good Old Days.
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Posted: 8/27/2014 10:46 AM

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OlBadger wrote: Yes, aj, we're all out to get you. By you, I mean you, personally. pirate
1. yes, you are.

2.There's no fool like an old fool. blah2
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Posted: 8/27/2014 11:06 AM

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You prove that daily.

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AJ wrote:

2.There's no fool like an old fool. blah2

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Posted: 8/27/2014 4:37 PM

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SkannerDan wrote:
You prove that daily.

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AJ wrote:

2.There's no fool like an old fool. blah2

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We'll let the people reading decide, more read than post. bored1
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Posted: 8/27/2014 5:50 PM

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There has never been a time in the U.S. (except, perhaps, during the McCarthy travesty) when even the worst buffoon couldn't say the most buffooney stuff. Despite all the hand wringing, that won't change ............. and in my opinion, that's just the way it ought to be.

Need a calm, reasoned opinion? You've found your man.

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Posted: 8/27/2014 6:00 PM

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MuddyDove wrote: There has never been a time in the U.S. (except, perhaps, during the McCarthy travesty) when even the worst buffoon couldn't say the most buffooney stuff. Despite all the hand wringing, that won't change ............. and in my opinion, that's just the way it ought to be.
Fantasy land.

There has never been a time where kids free speech and freedom of expression of anything except LIBERAL principles in the schools has been shunted as now.
There are cases almost every week where schools are sued, often by parents, organizations and yes, even the ACLU for taking away kids rights to express themselves.
Never has there been as much speech limited in universities as there is now, try inviting a Conservative to be your Keynote speaker and watch what happens.
If you say the 'wrong' thing on the job (wrong of course meaning not PC to theLeFT0 you're career can be over in any field, even the internet is under attack, as I've pointed out over and over, if you look for info that does NOT support the liberal AGENDA now, its very hard to find, articles are hidden or have disappeared, as they have 'Shaped" the internet and google too.
Are you a liar or just an idiot, I'm really serious here.
What planet do you live on?
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Posted: 8/27/2014 6:10 PM

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Everything you have said about the internet/googling things has been no more than 10 seconds away from proven utter bullshit. You never responded to any of the proof either.

Internet is overflowing with bullshit.  Case and point: you.  You're a babbling brook of pasting internet bullshit.

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Posted: 8/27/2014 6:35 PM

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Badgers919 wrote: Everything you have said about the internet/googling things has been no more than 10 seconds away from proven utter bullshit. You never responded to any of the proof either.

Internet is overflowing with bullshit.  Case and point: you.  You're a babbling brook of pasting internet bullshit.
Like i said, I'll give you a simple task (you're a simple guy).

Google: Gobal warming is a hoax.There formerly was 10-15 consecutive articles saying just that and explaining why.
Now you get, Anybody who say's Global warming is a hoax is lying or something idiotic like that.

You have to keep searching for the info that formerly was right there.
It's an old liberal trick.
Hell NYTIMES used to report Jews were being killed in Europe during WW2 but did it on page 16 hidden in between articles of little interest and few ever noticed it.

After you've done that i can give you 5-6 other subjects where they've shaped the info so you can't find (easily) dissenting positions.

It's a huge change and the beginning of the end of freedom of information wordwide.

Left is consolidating it's power at enormous speed.
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Posted: 8/27/2014 6:40 PM

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After i've done it? I've done it several times, on home and work computers, telling you the results and several other members have done the same. All were dominated by anti-global warming perspectives. Not a cricket was heard from you.

Funny listening to you ramble on about the conspiracy acting like you know the slightest **** about how the internet or a search engine works.

Also, you're just about the only dumbass i know who gets their political information by googling a phrase they want to believe. Seriously?

Bottom line with all of this is you are just a giant attention whore who needs to say ridiculous and outlandish things with some kind of shock value hook so people willl look at you.  It's sad.

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Posted: 8/27/2014 6:41 PM

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ajmadison wrote:
 
Like i said, I'll give you a simple task (you're a simple guy).
Google: Gobal warming is a hoax.There formerly was 10-15 consecutive articles saying just that and explaining why.
Now you get, Anybody who say's Global warming is a hoax is lying or something idiotic like that.


I see you have no idea how search engines work. I'm older than you, and even I know that, for crying out loud.

In addition, saying that global warming is a hoax pretty much marks one as an idiot, so there's that. cool
These ARE the Good Old Days.

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Posted: 8/27/2014 6:42 PM

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He has no idea. Let alone that he is absolutely lying about his global warming hoax wives tale.
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Posted: 8/27/2014 6:46 PM

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Nothing worse than when someone gets so arrogant that they can't even differentiate between things the are knowledgable about and things they aren't. It doesn't even matter.

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Posted: 8/27/2014 7:40 PM

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Badgers919 wrote: After i've done it? I've done it several times, on home and work computers, telling you the results and several other members have done the same. All were dominated by anti-global warming perspectives. Not a cricket was heard from you.

Funny listening to you ramble on about the conspiracy acting like you know the slightest **** about how the internet or a search engine works.

Also, you're just about the only dumbass i know who gets their political information by googling a phrase they want to believe. Seriously?

Bottom line with all of this is you are just a giant attention whore who needs to say ridiculous and outlandish things with some kind of shock value hook so people willl look at you.  It's sad.
I do it everyday on a million issues, I can no longer get anti- agenda info without a struggle.

I'll look for articles saying what i'm saying, i cannot be the only one seeing this.
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Posted: 8/27/2014 7:47 PM

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WOw, i must apologize, it's been changed back, I swear to god (or whomever) that for about 3-4 months it was coming up differently.
A huge and welcomed change.I can only hope people like me spoke up.

Now, i'll google, Illegal immigrants in the southwest responsible for a very high percentage of violent crime and see if I can get those stats again, they hid them a few months ago also.
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Posted: 8/27/2014 7:53 PM

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OlBadger wrote:
 
In addition, saying that global warming is a hoax pretty much marks one as an idiot, so there's that. cool
From where i and millions of others are standing, the idiots, the kool aid drinking buffoons are on your side of of aisle.

But AJ, there's a consensus.

Yea, that's why they won't debate the issue because they have all the evidence and people who  have the proof are usually afraid of debate. NOT.
Additionally, the head of the EU's Global warming group was forced to resign for falsifying data and info and that's additional for sure proof that they have 'science" on their side. LMFAO.

What buffoons.
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Posted: 8/27/2014 8:07 PM

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ajmadison wrote: WOw, i must apologize, it's been changed back, I swear to god (or whomever) that for about 3-4 months it was coming up differently.
A huge and welcomed change.I can only hope people like me spoke up.

Now, i'll google, Illegal immigrants in the southwest responsible for a very high percentage of violent crime and see if I can get those stats again, they hid them a few months ago also.
I must commend your apology, but what you're saying there is very nonsensical on many different levels.

Your methodology for using internet search engines is very poor for generating good, accurate results, and you'd be well served 'googling' how to more effectively google. 

To a savvy user, googling a 14 word thought like "Illegal immigrants in the southwest responsible for a very high percentage of violent crime" is almost unthinkable.  Compare those results to a logical search like: illegal immigrant crime statistics.  

By the way, internet search results are constantly changing. 

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Posted: 8/27/2014 8:16 PM

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This also reinforces why you get your hand cuaght in the cookie jar so often, you're looking for anything to agree with you, so really you're not interested in a quality , well supported source- you're just interested reinforcement by believing whatever you want to believe. It shows by the kind of things you paste on here. Even among exclusively conservatives circles, you could really do much, much better. Not to mention you could really intellectually challenge yourself sometime against your preconceptions.
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Posted: 8/27/2014 8:18 PM

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No, I'm very good at it, I find stuff using phrases that i expect might show up in articles and search out stuff ALL of the time that much more expert people can't do or find.

I'm telling you something changed, first for the worse or maybe I'm missing something which , is NOT impossible, I'm not a computer expert and depend on one of my sons who is a real techie for a lot of stuff but am good on getting info from search engines..
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Posted: 8/27/2014 8:21 PM

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Ok, then ask him if he thinks google 'changed back' the search results for "global warming is a hoax" because people spoke up about it. See what he says
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Posted: 8/27/2014 8:34 PM

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ajmadison wrote:

Yea, that's why they won't debate the issue


Other issues that serious people won't debate:

Phlogiston

Geo-centric universe

4,000 year-old Earth

Humans hunting dinosaurs

Earth, air, wind, and fire as the basic elements

cool
These ARE the Good Old Days.

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Posted: 8/27/2014 8:56 PM

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OlBadger wrote:
ajmadison wrote:

Yea, that's why they won't debate the issue


Other issues that serious people won't debate:

Phlogiston

Geo-centric universe

4,000 year-old Earth

Humans hunting dinosaurs

Earth, air, wind, and fire as the basic elements

cool
Good one old, unfortunately, man MADE global warming is a sham, you know it, I know and the scientists who make huge bucks off it know it.
It's just another way for the LEFT to gain control of the world's economies.
If there was legit proof, somehow I think the CANADIANS, Chinese, Indians, Russians and yes, the Germans would be doing everything in their power to protect us form it but no, NONE of them I willing to run their economies on a lie.
Congress won't do it either.
Fact is, none of the cap & trade programs suggested help the environment anyway, they just shift wealth from one country to the next.
Chinese and Indians were all for Kyoto because it made the US and Europe less competitive, as soon as they were asked to make concessions they bolted.
I guess their scientists are as worried about the end of the world happening from my wife's SUV as much as LIBERALS are.
Where's AL Gore who said the polar ice caps would be gone by now?
Counting his money.
Liberalism is a great business, just look at the CLintons and Obama, middle class people who get richer and richer by being Liberal.

Sun actiivity and cycles have little to do with weather, that's why it's gotten warmer on both Mars and Venus too, must be my wife drives her SUV there too! I always tell her she's from outer space! tongue
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Posted: 8/27/2014 9:04 PM

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See, this is where your disingenuousness shines brightly. Liberalism is a big business? No. Politics is a big business. Certainly there are no conservative politicians and talking heads who are just rolling in it and milking it for all its worth. People like Rush, Coulter, Palin.. come on!! You are claiming they are in this for anyone other than their bank account which they are laughing all the way to? Their job is to be notorious and profit from it.

Obama's wealth pales in comparison to theirs.
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Posted: 8/27/2014 9:09 PM

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Badgers919 wrote: See, this is where your disingenuousness shines brightly. Liberalism is a big business? No. Politics is a big business. Certainly there are no conservative politicians and talking heads who are just rolling in it and milking it for all its worth. People like Rush, Coulter, Palin.. come on!! You are claiming they are in this for anyone other than their bank account which they are laughing all the way to? Their job is to be notorious and profit from it.

Obama's wealth pales in comparison to theirs.
Wrong, I know pseudo-liberals at my golf club involved in Solyndra type businesses.Liars who have good 'scams" to get grants from the government for inventions and programs thaT WILL DO LITTLE TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT WHICH BY THE WAY IS GETTING BETTER NAD BETTER EVERY DAY NOW.
Additonally there is BILLIONS in grants for global warming scientists and universities, billions, it's a cottage industry.
You think college isn't an income redistribution scam and Professors at big Univeristies aren't getting richer from being lIberal. These aren't  Jock QB's, these are guys who gain wealth, sex and power from LIBERALISM.
Sorry bout the typing! LOL
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Posted: 8/27/2014 9:36 PM

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Wrong? Do show me whatever I said that was wrong.

By the way, what do you think capitalizing LIBERALS, THE LEFT, etc whenever you can does?

Politics is big money. Unfortunately many the big players end padding their wealth from less than ideal and ethical doings, but you are acting like this is an exclusively liberal issue?

3 words for you: Military Industrial Complex. Damn, how is it possible to be so brainwashed and biased. I can talk all day objectively about these matters and all you ever act like is your **** don't stink. Open your eyes!
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Posted: 8/27/2014 10:08 PM

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Badgers919 wrote: Wrong? Do show me whatever I said that was wrong.

By the way, what do you think capitalizing LIBERALS, THE LEFT, etc whenever you can does?

Politics is big money. Unfortunately many the big players end padding their wealth from less than ideal and ethical doings, but you are acting like this is an exclusively liberal issue?

3 words for you: Military Industrial Complex. Damn, how is it possible to be so brainwashed and biased. I can talk all day objectively about these matters and all you ever act like is your **** don't stink. Open your eyes!
Military industrial complex is long gone and all it ever did was make this country very rich. Liberalism makes the pie smaller and everyone poorer.
They'd rather have everyone have less from a smaller pie as long as it's EQUAL, not where the best and brightest make gazillions and more funnels down ot everyone else.
They'd rather punish the best and brightest and make everyone have a smaller slice because then, there's no investment.
There's a huge amount of money still on the sidelines, waiting because of Obama and leftwing policies, ask any Wall Street Broker and they'll tell you the money isn't being invested.
NY Real Estate apparently has no top, keeps rising every single day because there's nowhere else to put your money where you can make any and keep it.
Everyone cashes in on their RE that has residential zoning and then purchases something else as a 1031 tax free (deferred) exchange because taxation is so high.If not people would just sell and keep the money, instead, everyone sells and trades for something else. Is the government REALLY better off that way? Is anyone?
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