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Feds Pays Journalism Group Hacks/Hackers to Create Anti-Misinformation Software for Social Media

Feds Pays Journalism Group Hacks/Hackers to Create Anti-Misinformation Software for Social Media

“The group led by Hacks/Hackers received $5 million from the National Science Foundation”

What could go wrong? We all trust journalists, right?

Luke Rosiak reports at the Daily Wire:

Feds Pay Journalism Group $5M To Create Software To Turn People Into Anti-‘Misinformation’ Bots

The federal government has awarded $5 million to a group of journalists called Hacks/Hackers to develop software that will encourage regular Americans to confront their friends over “harmful” posts, and “correct misinformation” by replying with text suggested by the software.

The group is also organizing Wikipedia censors to determine who is a “credible source” on vaccines, and block anyone else from being cited on the online encyclopedia. Job ads for the project do not require that applicants have any expertise in medicine.

That list is already taking shape on Wikipedia, with liberal outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, and The Atlantic all marked “reliable.” Conservative sites, including The Daily Wire, Daily Mail, Epoch Times, and The Federalist, are all classified as either “unreliable” or “conspiracy.”

The group led by Hacks/Hackers received $5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop “the Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust (ARTT), a suite of expert-informed resources that are intended to provide guidance and encouragement to individuals and communities as they address contentious or difficult topics online,” it said on October 24.

Users are encouraged to paste in their friends’ Twitter and Facebook posts, and the tool will tell them how “harmful” they are. Then it “suggests relevant responses through tailored response examples or templates” that the user should copy and paste as a reply, according to a video demonstrating the software.

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Another politicized use of taxpayer money. This is just one more reason why the government needs to be smaller.

What’s next? Our government paying consultants to design comfier seats for commercial aircraft?

BierceAmbrose | December 3, 2022 at 3:51 pm

Look at their background and origins: as sketchy as BLM’s “trained Marxists”, without the hubris to brag about it.

The nerd pool and journolists (<– intentional) are like politicians and entertainers — they each envy the other, and find their scam a way into the other guy's turf despite lacking the requirements. "Politics is entertainment for ugly people." — a path to celebrity, attention and influence without being nice to look at. How else was the late Sea Lion of the Senate gonna get to make waitress sammiches with his drinking buddies for 40+ years — he sure didn't look like Leo the Movie Star.