House Committee Demands Answers on Truthy Project

Taxpayer-funded initiative collected 600,000 political tweets in its ‘database,’ bragged about having conservative Twitter accounts suspended

Elizabeth Harrington The Washington Free Beacon 11/10/2014

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee sent a letter to the head of the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Monday, demanding answers about the origins of the nearly $1 million taxpayer-funded […]

Your Tax Dollars Are Funding a Database of Political Tweets, 'Misinformation'

Robby Soave Reason.com 8/25/2014

The federal government is sponsoring a creepy social media research project: The aim is to produce a database of politically disfavored tweets, misinformation, and “other social pollution.” The grant for the project—made by the National Science Foundation to Indiana University—was discovered by The Washington Free Beacon’s Elizabeth Harrington, who writes:

The […]