An anti-Trump political action committee will use DARPA-funded artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of President Trump's claims over social media and target pro-Trump accounts during the 2020 election. The PAC, advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, will deploy the technology originally developed to counter propaganda from the Islamic State, according to the Washington Post.
H/T: Zero Hedge
The group, Defeat Disinfo, will use artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of the president’s claims on social media. It will seek to intervene by identifying the most popular counter-narratives and boosting them through a network of more than 3.4 million influencers across the country — in some cases paying users with large followings to take sides against the president.
Hougland's claim DARPA funded the tech at the heart of his political work is grossly misleading. He advised briefly on ways to counter ISIS online. He was not consulted to design AI or analysis tools, nor certainly anything remotely political. DARPA is strictly apolitical.— DARPA (@DARPA) May 4, 2020
Was the last reporter/journalist that truly went after McChrystal - Michael Hastings? Because it’s everywhere, and it seems no one will touch it.— Hami1ton ☆ミ| (@hami1t0n) May 4, 2020
Going as far as AI & DARPA & IC but missing who the head advisor is, & his current/ past “influence” — Pity, really. @_whitneywebb pic.twitter.com/c31nUoLH8M
An anti-Trump Democratic-political action committee advised by retired CORRUPT DEMOCRAT Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is planning to deploy an information warfare tool that received initial funding from DARPA, the Pentagon’s secretive research arm to benefit Joe Biden.— Fightforliberty (@FightonUSA) May 4, 2020
Thread by @CarrollQuigley1: NeverTrumper Gen McChrystal teams up with DARPA to "Defeat Disinfo" using Domestic Propaganda PAC. #PropagandaWanews/us/initia… I bet @GenFlynn could shine some light on these guys. By the way, for those mentioning that @GenF… https://t.co/fY0M9QSO1D— margaret (@Margrz) May 5, 2020
Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal using “Confirmed Military Technology” developed by DARPA to combat radical Islam against a sitting AMERICAN President sounds like TREASON AND AN ATTEMPTED COUP to me. 👉🇺🇸👈 https://t.co/bFV0YCnlmD— MarkAR@InvictusManeo (@InvictusMenao) May 4, 2020