Ministry of Truth

Oh, this isn’t sinister at all:

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”

“Social pollution.” What a lovely term that is.

(Via Instapundit.)

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