By Mark Moore - May 4, 2020 | 12:21pm |
A Democrat-aligned political action committee is planning to deploy technology initially developed to counter terrorist propaganda to combat President Trump’s campaign messages about the coronavirus — an effort that will benefit his challenger, Joe Biden, according to a report.
The group, Defeat Disinfo, is being advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former head of US forces in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported Friday.
They will use artificial intelligence to map out Trump’s claims on social media and then attempt to build a counter-narrative through a network of 3.4 million influencers across the country — even paying some users with large followings to oppose the president.
“It’s often said campaigns are a battle of ideas, but they’re really a battle of narratives,” David Eichenbaum, a Democratic media consultant who is a senior adviser to the PAC, told the newspaper. “Today those narratives spread quickly online.”
Tech expert Chiris Hougland, who received initial funding from DARPA, the Pentagon’s research arm, as part of an endeavor to fight terrorism overseas, is heading up the initiative.
The project raised questions whether social media platforms have rules that would hamper Hougland’s work.
Trump 2020 launches 'great American comeback' ad blitz as election looms
A Facebook spokesperson told Fox News that “our policies require creators and publishers to tag business partners in their branded content posts when there’s an exchange of value between a creator or publisher and a business partner.”
Twitter launched its Political Campaigning Policy in 2018 that promises transparency for paid political communications, Fox News said.
It requires “advertisers who want to run political campaigning ads for Federal elections to self-identify and certify that they are located in the US, candidates and committees will have to provide their FEC ID, and non-FEC registered organizations and individuals will have to submit a notarized form.”
McChrystal, who was fired by President Barack Obama in 2010, told the Washington Post that he sees no problem employing the anti-terror technology.
“Everyone wishes the Pandora’s box was closed and none of this existed, but it does,” said McChrystal, who hasn’t endorsed Biden.
The bottom line is for the people to regain their original, moral principles, which have intentionally been watered out over the past generations by our press, TV, and other media owned by the Illuminati/Bilderberger Group, corrupting our morals by making misbehaviour acceptable to our society. Only in this way shall we conquer this oncoming wave of evil.
All articles contained in Human-Synthesis are freely available and collected from the Internet. The interpretation of the contents is left to the readers and do not necessarily represent the views of the Administrator. Disclaimer: The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s). Human-Synthesis will not be responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in this article. Human-Synthesis grants permission to cross-post original Human-Synthesis articles on community internet sites as long as the text & title are not modified.
The source and the author's copyright must be displayed. For publication of Human-Synthesis articles in print or other forms including commercial internet sites. Human-Synthesis contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of "fair use" in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than "fair use" you must request permission from the copyright owner.