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    Is it fascism yet?

    Homeland Security to Compile Database of Journalists, Bloggers

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to monitor hundreds of thousands of news sources around the world and compile a database of journalists, editors, foreign correspondents, and bloggers to identify top “media influencers.”

    It’s seeking a contractor that can help it monitor traditional news sources as well as social media and identify “any and all” coverage related to the agency or a particular event, according to a request for information released April 3.

    The data to be collected includes a publication’s “sentiment” as well as geographical spread, top posters, languages, momentum, and circulation. No value for the contract was disclosed.

    “Services shall provide media comparison tools, design and rebranding tools, communication tools, and the ability to identify top media influencers,” according to the statement. DHS agencies have “a critical need to incorporate these functions into their programs in order to better reach federal, state, local, tribal, and private partners,” it said.

    The DHS wants to track more than 290,000 global news sources, including online, print, broadcast, cable, and radio, as well as trade and industry publications, local, national and international outlets, and social media, according to the documents. It also wants the ability to track media coverage in more than 100 languages including Arabic, Chinese, and Russian, with instant translation of articles into English.

    The request comes amid heightened concern about accuracy in media and the potential for foreigners to influence U.S. elections and policy through “fake news.” Nineteen lawmakers including Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month, asking whether Qatar-based Al Jazeera should register as a foreign agent because it “often directly undermines” U.S. interests with favorable coverage of Hamas, Hezbollah and al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria.

    The DHS request says the selected vendor will set up an online “media influence database” giving users the ability to browse based on location, beat, and type of influence. For each influencer found, “present contact details and any other information that could be relevant, including publications this influencer writes for, and an overview of the previous coverage published by the media influencer.”

    A department spokesman didn’t immediately return a phone call and email seeking comment.

    Responses are due April 13. Seven companies, mainly minority- or women-owned small businesses, have already expressed interest in becoming a vendor for the contract, according to the FedBizOpps web site.
    No?

    How about now?

    Still not?

    Now?

    No?! Seriously?

    Are you sure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kzach
    Is it fascism yet?
    No, but only because we're still fighting the 'progressives' to ensure we retain our free speech.






    Note: I have no idea what Kzach posted, but I suspect it's something to do with Trump's Presidency.
    I wouldn't even censor you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    Note: I have no idea what Kzach posted, but I suspect it's something to do with Trump's Presidency.
    What a surprise that you maintain your wilful ignorance.
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    Why is the crazy Australian so freaked about the crazy U.S. politician?

    I wish that were a joke with a punch line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistwell View Post
    Why is the crazy Australian so freaked about the crazy U.S. politician?

    I wish that were a joke with a punch line.
    It is and the punchline is Kzach.




    I'm waiting for his eventual "Haha, you fools actually believed I was crazy upset about Trump this whole time! Fooled you!" nonsense reveal when he get's tired of acting the political moron. Of course someone will have to quote him for me to see it...
    I wouldn't even censor you.

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    When will anyone (aside from Ovi, Misty, Pedo Bunny, gayjin, and others) start supporting Trump? I mean until it is illegal to critic him.
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    MAGAMug.jpg At least our President knows that the Amercan peoples likes to shop. As soon as I wake up I'm gonna buy me one of these mugs.
    It's a steal at $30. https://shop.donaldjtrump.com/collections/gifts
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    No, but only because we're still fighting the 'progressives' to ensure we retain our free speech.
    Fascism is a leftist agenda. They're the ones trying to stifle free speech, censor or eliminate ideas other than their own through authoritarian government, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMaxperson View Post
    Fascism is a leftist agenda.
    I thought Communism was the leftist agenda??

    Anyway, the word is a political insult that has lost all power as an accurate descriptor of political axis (pun intended).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoony View Post
    I thought Communism was the leftist agenda??
    As far as I can tell the screechingly far left's agenda is thinly veiled slavery of white males to the brown women ethnostate under the guise of Marxism.

    I'm not 100% sure, there are some cross agendas out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoony View Post
    I thought Communism was the leftist agenda??
    Communists are also fascists. They too shut down speech, ideas and try to force their agendas on everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMaxperson View Post
    Communists are also fascists.
    Riiiiiggght. The German invasion of Russia in WWII was to make sure Stalin was getting his fascism right.

    I'm putting you on ignore. Life is too short for stupidity of this magnitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMaxperson View Post
    Communists are also fascists. They too shut down speech, ideas and try to force their agendas on everyone else.
    Look... words have definitions. Try to use them. Properly even.

    Both fascism and communism tend to be authoritarian and oppressive. Those are the words you are looking for.
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    "Is it fascism yet?" IDK. Does a bell ring, like with some toasters, to let you know it's ready?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    Look... words have definitions. Try to use them. Properly even.

    Both fascism and communism tend to be authoritarian and oppressive. Those are the words you are looking for.
    ...... I agree with a nail bunny post ......

    I need to get my head checked.

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