I’m surprised, it made me a little angry. It shouldn’ta made me mad. I should have expected it. It’s from a website called Social Media. Well, it’s Examiner.com. It might be the DC Examiner; could be the San Francisco Examiner, though I doubt it. It’s an Examiner somewhere, and there’s a social media division of it. “The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage ‘fake people’ on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues.” I could summarize this: US government software is creating “fake people” on social networks to promote their own propaganda, to make it look like these sites are dominated by young liberal skulls full of mush.

“The contract calls for the development of ‘Persona Management Software’ which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked e-mails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week. According to the contract, the software would ‘protect the identity of government agencies’ by employing a number of false signals to convince users that the poster is in fact a real person. A single user could manage unique background information and status updates for up to 10 fake people from a single computer.”

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