2 thoughts on “LIVE: Active Shooter at Florida High School – LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

  1. when ever these events occur i always find it fascinating how the comment sections in online forums manifest.

    the tee vee and cable news outlets are a known quantity but the new generation doesn’t park themselves there for ‘information’.

    i’m always reminded of the following :

    The U.S. Military has purchased software designed to create and control false online personas in an attempt to use social media and other websites to counter anti-U.S. messaging.

    According to the contract between US Central Command (Centcom) and California company Ntrepid, the software would let each user control 10 personas, each “replete with background, history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographically consistent.” The software would also be able to let personas “appear to originate in nearly any part of the world” and interact through “conventional online services and social media platforms,” while using a static IP address for each persona to maintain a consistent online identity.

    These false online personas, also known as “sock puppets,” would be equipped to seem like real people while entering online discussion through blogs, message boards, chats, and more. With a false persona, a user could discredit opponents, or create the semblance of consensus.

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *