#Truthy: a scheme out Goebbel’s Christmas Wish List

This story was mentioned in the comments a couple of days ago:

From the tweeted link:

In the future the Truthy research team hope that the public will use the tool to report on other Twitter users.

More coverage:
Twitter data to track social pollution

Researcher at the Indiana University created the “Truthy” database to track the political smears, misinformation, and other social pollution. So far, the University has been granted $919,917 for the project.

The major aim of creating this database from Twitter is to identify the creators of the memes, whether they are professional political activist or regular internet users. According to Truthy “About” page, content spread by the shady machinery of high-profile congressional campaigns is an example of the political daub spreading the misinformation and other social pollution. The core idea of this project would be the identification and containment of such content. Truthy is capable of identifying the false and misleading ideas, hate speech and the dissident propaganda, thereby encouraging open debate.

Seems to be working:

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91 Responses to #Truthy: a scheme out Goebbel’s Christmas Wish List

  1. votermom says:

    I need to use the #tcot hash more to get on that list!

  2. votermom says:

  3. Kathy says:

    We don’t have enough mind control in this country? Reminds me of another thing that annoys me and ages me also. Calling the US the ‘homeland’–just sounds so East German/Cold War ish.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Because Attack Watch worked so well for them. Here’s the parody, still funny …..

  5. lyn says:

    Here’s some new info about Jesse:
    “PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.
    “Court records show 22-year-old Jesse Helt was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass in 2010, when he was 18 years old. The arrest warrant was issued in November 2011 after he violated probation.”

    • The Klown says:

      I saw that coming. There was just something really fishy about that guy. I knew his backstory wouldn’t be pretty.

    • Lulu says:

      The Daily Mail talked to his probation officer. He ran when it was time for his drug test. He broke in over some bad weed or something. Typical idiot druggie stuff.

  6. The Klown says:

    Great post!

    Thank you VM for posting this. I overdid it yesterday. I was just gonna post an open thread and go back to bed.

  7. Somebody says:

    As for the truthy squad, I didn’t realize when I read 1984 I was reading a how to book.

  8. Lulu says:

    Why are they doing this now? Everything was going according to plan until Obama started imploding (and they were forced to notice) so they have to bully everyone back into the approved group-think. Too Late!!!! Most of the dissent is on the internet so they will WATCH the dissenters. Trying to prevent a preference cascade is hard work. And useless too if it has already happened.

    • votermom says:

      Yup, this is about the 2014 elections.

    • WMCB says:

      They are panicking. Not just about the election, but about losing their grip on the culture. That’s the truly scary thing to them. Elections can be rigged, but a populace who sees behind the curtain, realizes the extent to which they’ve been lied to, and now despises you is much tougher to fix.

      • Lulu says:

        There is this horrible child sex ring case that is now being written about in the UK about how it was ignored and enabled by multiculturalism loons and the horrific results of political correctness. One article is http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11059138/Rotherham-In-the-face-of-such-evil-who-is-the-racist-now.html and there are many others. The cause of the ongoing horror was political correctness, blind faith in multiculturalism as a virtue that doesn’t exist, and hatred by elites of the (mostly white) underclass who literally don’t care if little girls are sexually tortured because they are poor worthless trash by region, race, sex, economic circumstances, etc which the victims have absolutely no control over but are hated for nonetheless.

        While the US doesn’t have a sex angle (at least not yet) the multicultural and racial political correctness has also run its logical course to lunacy and gibberish. And yes the population is starting to reject obvious and intentional harm to the culture irregardless of the outrage and screeching by the elites currently in power. Obama likes to talk about “inversions”. I think we are about to see one socially and politically.

        • votermom says:

          The cops & govt bureaucrats who did nothing need to be held accountable.
          Since it looks like they are under de facto sharia, maybe they should be stoned.

          • Lulu says:

            The British Isles used to have beheadings fairly often. They used big ole swords and then axes. Call ’em Excalibur and get busy.

  9. votermom says:

    Apparently another American found to be fighting for ISIS. Good news, he’s dead!

  10. HELENK3 says:

    a lot of stories today about Russian troops in the Ukraine. I linked several articles at no quarter about this.
    looks like we will be reliving history a lot sooner than we think

  11. votermom says:

    40 Filipino UN Peacekeeepers taken hostage by Syrian Islamists

  12. WMCB says:

    I was just perusing my Twitter follow/followed list. Turns out I follow mostly socially mainstream folks, albeit mostly of a more libertarian bent. But I also follow (and am followed by) everything from a couple of outspoken sex workers (one’s a madam), to a retired porn star, to catholic monarchists, to a transgender anarchist techno-futurist, to a black nationalist, to a semi-fascist, to retro-tories, to a German nihilist who quotes way too much Kant, to an Irish-Thai traditionalist admirer of Buddhism living in (and loving) libertine Bangkok who thinks the world’s gone mad.

    Some days I think the biggest “value” that I try to push is LET’S HAVE THE HONEST ARGUMENTS. Out in the open. Want to talk about crazy shit? Go ahead. The salons used to do that – all sorts of wild ideas bandied about (and often shot down). Let’s critique the whole shebang, from every side. Throw it out there, hash it out.

    If #Truthy is tracking me, it’s going to get very confusing.

    • votermom says:

      You’re a big wrong-thinking social-polluter!!!!!

      • WMCB says:

        I know. I am impure as all hell. The moment you hand me an ideological purity test of ANY sort, I not only fail it, I defiantly subvert and upend it on purpose. With relish.

    • Constance says:

      That’s why I don’t get why some people ban folks from their blog comment section. You need some way out there opinions to make a discussion worth having and a blog worth reading.

  13. SHV says:

    “In the future the Truthy research team hope that the public will use the tool to report on other Twitter users.”
    Nothing new under the sun…Woodrow Wilson was ahead of his time and the Bush/Obama “Homeland Surveillance State” with the “American Protective League”.

    “The American Protective League was an organization of private citizens that worked with Federal law enforcement agencies during the World War I era to identify suspected German sympathizers and to counteract the activities of radicals, anarchists, anti-war activists, and left-wing labor and political organizations. At its zenith the APL claimed 250,000 members in 600 cities.”


    • DandyTIger says:

      And now we have OFA. Part of the time they’re managing watchdogs to track “dissidents” and part of the time pushing propaganda. Handy to have academic groups in your cult.

    • 49erDweet says:

      During “the big one” it was “Auxiliary FBI Aides”. If you were a civil defense air raid warden or one of several other classifications, or a reserve police officer or had a CCW permit, you were screened by an agent and if found “acceptable” discreetly offered aide status and expected to report your suspicious neighbors. Dad was a double duty aide, but try as he might could find nothing suspicious about our neighbors. They were mostly Germans and Japs. 🙂

  14. WMCB says:

    When 16% of your countrymen have a positive view of people who rape, enslave, crucify, behead, and bury people alive, you have a problem. And BTW, those who yelled “Raaaaciiiiist!” years ago need to answer for this. Those who laughed and cried “alarmist bigots!” at those who said the amount of non-assimilating Muslims moving into France would be a problem eventually, should admit they were dead wrong.

    If you move people in by the millions whose native culture is diametrically opposed to Western values, and not only make NO effort to force assimilation, but actually coddle their separatism and protect their barbarities, this is what you get.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Yep. France and GB are now part of the radical middle east problem. Congratulations idiots.

      • Somebody says:

        I’ve read that by 2030 or 2050 the UK will be majority muslim. I’d think France would get there sooner, but I haven’t read anything to that effect.

        • mothy67 says:

          Prime Charles loves Islam. Google. The plebes are easily contained under such a system. Our betters would love a system with total control.

          • votermom says:

            I know Charles is a global warming nut, didn’t realize he’s also a MuzBro apologist.
            Geeze, no wonder the Queen is hanging on until William can take the throne.

          • Somebody says:

            I’ve read that Charles has an interest in the koran and is studying it.

          • 49erDweet says:

            That is about at the upper range of his intellectual capacity, so could be expected.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Isn’t divorce a disqualifier for the throne ? Or did they change that ? Elizabeth was only 23 when she took the crown, can’t she just skip over numbnuts and give it to William, who seems to have his mother’s good sense and class. Charles seems to be the “Joe Biden” of the family 😉

          • trixta says:

            Yup. I’ve been thinking this for a while too. For the powers that be, why invent a new tyrannical/totalitarian system when you’ve already got one ready-made in Islam. Soros and his globalist buddies know what their doing….

    • Lulu says:

      See my comment about the Pakistani rape ring in Rotherham above. It was enabled by native UK idiots. And they wonder why shit like this ISIS approval happens? Stupid and evil enablers one and all. No one has rights but the criminals and terrorists. Not for much longer I would guess.

      • Constance says:

        Well the Brits can’t own guns so how are they going to over throw an ineffective oppressive government that coddles Islamic terrorists? Same with Canada.

        • Lulu says:

          If the Brits turned their criminal class loose on immigrants it would not be pretty. Muslim immigrants have been a protected class for a long time. Other immigrant groups do not do the sicko stuff like this bunch does. This scandal has given social cover for that to stop. It is going to get ugly and the law abiding immigrants are going to have to assimilate more or it will affect them too. In the long run it may be for the best. Immigrants cannot defend this nor the liberals. That is over. And the common citizen’s trust in government will take an enormous hit. It is all shameful and many people need to go to jail.

      • trixta says:

        [i.e. …know they’re doing….]

  15. WMCB says:

    I love this guy.

  16. DeniseVB says:

  17. HELENK3 says:

    off topic


    the scum bag bastards at the VA not only with holding treatment for our vets, not they compare them to Oscar the Grouch when they complain.
    there has to be a special place in hell for them

  18. mothy67 says:

    Thanks Votermom I had a dream about a terror attack on Sept 11.
    I am very worried about that. Who knows what has crossed the border or to what lengths they will go. An upscale shopping mall could easily be commandeered here as it was in Africa.
    Jimmy Carter is speaking(spoke) at the North American religion of peas conference. What a fucking tool.

  19. Mary says:


    You knew this was coming: Organization of African American Attorneys. Has filed a $200,000 million dollar lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, MO for city’s “mistreatment” of legal protesters.

    Oh–and Ferguson city officials requesting FEDERAL funds. For rebuilding businesses damaged during the riots.

    That doesn’t even consider the wrongful death suit Crump, et al will file on behalf of the Brown family.

    It just never ends.

  20. WMCB says:

  21. The Klown says:

    The problem with trying to track or regulate “political smears, misinformation, and other social pollution” is that it requires someone to make a subjective decision was to what statements/posts/tweets qualify.

    Consider the flexible and expansive definition of racism used by Leftists when referring to conservative speech, or feminists defining sexism, misogyny, sexual assault and sexual harassment.

  22. mothy67 says:

    I have read that if not for Carter we would have been energy independent 30 years ago. If true is that buffoon of a president is in some ways responsible for the growth of terrorism. We have given the middle east hundreds of billions of dollars and enabled jihad. We never needed to. Some tree huggers wanted Anwar pristine to save some wildlife but at the expense of thousands of human lives.
    I lived in Manhatten for 20 years luckily I was stranded in Ronkonkoma that day but I will never forget that smell and the days that followed . I was an events co-coordinator and I had a meeting with a very old Jewish couple for a shower. We were tasting wines. I would normally pretend to care about special snowflakes party and strike deals within acceptable parameters. I would get new wines all the time from purveyors buy two cases , put it on your menu I will reprint your menus and give you 15 cases.
    Anyhow it was, I think, the 14th. I had 100 cases of Chataneauf duPape and 50 cases of Pinot Gris. Both expensive but but free for me. I did not want to haggle I was blunt. Said this wine is 16 dollars a glass but I will include it if you do premium bar package per person. I took 3 dollars off the cost and told them I would not do a plate charge for the kosher meals they would have delivered. I was base plus commission and I was going to lose money. Did not care. Well they were old really old and I think they had planned of making a day of tasting wines and haggling over prices. So I ended up spending the day tasting wine then bourbon(I like the cheap stuff better) and scotch. Their shower party was for their new shower they put in their place. Flying people in from all over the world to throw a shower about a shower.
    I was getting wasted in the afternoon and I forgot that 60 blocks away was what had been the towers. They were funny but he warned me that things were going to get far worse. NYC was freaky at that time. Everyone was talking about love and tolerance. Cannot tell you how many times I heard we have to consider how they felt.
    Oops sorry I am not inclined to relate to a man child who slit the throat of a stewardess so he could get laid by a virgin. Do not care I think Gitmo was too fucking mild.
    You conspire to kill an American fuck you. These people chops the heads off of kids in front of parents!!!!!!!!!! Some are good. Sure I believe that but I hear zip from them.
    The excuses for flying planes into buildings started right away. So surreal. Rosie O’puke crying about the poor boy at the gas station feeling uncomfortable. If we all sing Peace Train and hold hands and buy the world a soda everything will be fine.
    I am afraid because I look around at the political landscape and I see no one up to the challange.

  23. votermom says:

    OT I am watching Witches of East End (like a supernatural soap) and the latest ep has 4 guest characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Andrew, Spike, Xander, and Kendra. Made me laugh.

  24. HELENK3 says:


    gee why this is NOT a surprise.
    holder’s dept of crime gives settlement money to radical leftist groups

  25. DeniseVB says:

    Let’s see if this works…..my latest post on the TCH FB public page….. I crack myself up sometimes……


    • DeniseVB says:

      Rats. Well the link works if you’re on FB. HelenK, how did you do this? I did it once successfully just clicking the FB (like twitter) timestamp/copy/paste/url . Thought I did the same thing here. Oh well.

  26. HELENK3 says:


    I love when people come up with simple ideas to make my life easier

  27. Mt.Laurel says:

    Just saw a blip. BO is going to be talking on TV yet again.

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