Aaron Klein: Obama Czar to "Infiltrate" Social Network Sites!
Just prior to his appointment by President Obama's so-called regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein wrote a lengthy academic paper suggesting the government should "infiltrate" social network websites, chat rooms and message boards. Such "cognitive infiltration", Sunstein argued, should be used to enforce a US government ban on "conspiracy theorizing." Among the beliefs Sunstein classified as a "conspiracy theory" is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud. The find comes as a government document reportedly relates the US Department of Homeland Security's command center routinely monitoring dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, Wikileaks and news sites including the Huffington Post and Drudge Report. Reuters reported that a "privacy compliance review" issued by the DHS last November confirms that since last June 2010, the department's national operations center has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" which involves regular monitoring of "publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards." The government document states such monitoring is meant to "collect information used in providing situational awareness, and establishing a common operating picture" to help manage national or international emergency events. Adolf Hitler would have been SO PROUD!!