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AL the Inconspicuous

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Obama Appointee Sunstein Favors Infiltrating Online Groups
« on: January 14, 2010, 06:57:51 PM »

From Slashdot -- Obama Appointee Sunstein Favors Infiltrating Online Groups --

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President Barack Obama's appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated in a recent paper the "cognitive infiltration" of groups that advocate "conspiracy theories" like the ones surrounding 9/11 via "chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine" those groups.  Sunstein admits that "some conspiracy theories, under our definition, have turned out to be true" Sunstein has also recently advocated banning websites which post "right-wing rumors" and bringing back the Fairness Doctrine.  You can find a PDF of his paper here.

For decades (1956-1971), the FBI under COINTELPRO focused on disrupting, marginalizing and neutralizing political dissidents, most notably the Black Panthers.  More recently CENTCOM announced it would be engaging bloggers "who are posting inaccurate or untrue information, as well as bloggers who are posting incomplete information".  In January 2009 the USAF released a flow-chart for "counter-bloggers" to "counter the people out there in the blogosphere who have negative opinions about the US government and the Air Force".




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Re: Obama Appointee Sunstein Favors Infiltrating Online Groups
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 09:16:24 PM »

Government censhorship is not wrong if you wear an American flag on your lapel.
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Re: Obama Appointee Sunstein Favors Infiltrating Online Groups
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 11:54:27 AM »

Government censhorship is not wrong if you wear an American flag on your lapel.


He ain't got one.
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Re: Obama Appointee Sunstein Favors Infiltrating Online Groups
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 12:05:27 PM »


Looks like this guy... :)

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Re: Obama Appointee Sunstein Favors Infiltrating Online Groups
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 12:35:49 PM »


Looks like this guy... :)



Holy crap! A bureaucrat actually leading by example. Just how long and how many groups in N.H. has this dude infiltrated?
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010, 12:40:06 PM »

I would like to be the first to welcome our new Obaminator Overlords to the FTL BBS
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