The Federal government has entered into several contracts with companies to develop software that will control fake social media identities. These fake persona will be used to show consensus on various controversial measures backed by the government. This is according to several news sources, but was broken by freelance journalist Sean Kerrigan last week. Click to read his story in this.
The manipulation of social media by a centralized government should send chills through freedom loving people. The ability for a centralized government to manipulate public opinion to push it's own agenda without fear of neutral vetting is incredibly dangerous and goes way beyond dirty street politics.
Click to view the government bid request for this software.