Pentagon Studying Protesters

protesterFrom the Washington Times:

One area of study that’s planned for the 2014-2017 time frame partners Cornell University researchers with the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to come up with a model for the “dynamics of social movement mobilization and contagions,” the text of the program stated. That particular research area will ultimately determine the “critical mass (tipping point),” of civil uprisings, where protests turn violent, the program text states, The Guardian reported.

The research will also analyze social media users’ accounts, and look at Twitter posts and conversations “to identify individuals mobilized in a social contagion and when they become mobilized.”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/13/us-defense-department-studying-protesters-prep-mas/#ixzz34wy3wmwl

Big Brother is alive and well. Does this make anyone feel safer? I certainly don’t.

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