Homeland Security Hires "Media Monitoring Services" To Compile 'Media Influencer' Database

Update: After the listing saw public news coverage, DHS spokesman Tyler Q. Houlton quickly tweeted to calm fears of government over-reach and the creation of a real 'Ministry of Truth'...

Phew - thanks for clarifying. And don't forget America, it's for your own good.

As The Daily Bell previously detailed, on April 3rd the Department of Homeland Security posted an ad to FedBizOpps.gov (Federal Business Opportunities). That is the government’s website where they post contractor work.

DHS is looking for “Media Monitoring Services.”

They want a database with built-in search and alert features. The DHS is looking for something that they can search to see which publications, journalists, and social media influencers are talking about the DHS, and what they are saying.

0.2 SCOPE

The contractor shall provide NPPD/OUS with traditional and social media monitoring and communications solutions.

0.3 OBJECTIVE

Services shall enable NPPD/OUS to monitor traditional news sources as well as social media, identify any and all media coverage related to the Department of Homeland Security or a particular event. Services shall provide media comparison tools, design and rebranding tools, communication tools, and the ability to identify top media influencers.

The DHS wants the ultimate surveillance dashboard where they can know real time anything anyone is saying about them around the world.

Ability to track global online sources for coverage relevant to Washington and the six media hubs:

  • Ability to track > 290,000 global news sources

  • Ability to track online, print, broadcast, cable, radio, trade and industry publications, local sources, national/international outlets, traditional news sources, and social media

They want to monitor worldwide media that has any mention of the Department of Homeland Security, or any specific event that they are interested in.

They make repeated mention of social media. This is not just journalists the DHS will monitor, it is any conversation on social media which mentions the DHS.

  • Overview of search results in terms of online articles and social media conversations

They literally want the name of every Facebook and Twitter user that mentions the DHS. They will also have the ability to zero-in on everyone discussing a mass shooting or terrorist attack.

  • Ability to analyze the media coverage in terms of content, volume, sentiment, geographical spread, top publications, media channels, reach, AVE, top posters, influencers, languages, momentum, circulation.

The DHS will have the breakdown of who supports them, and who doesn’t. They will know who is gaining traction with their message, and who is not. They will know what locations support the DHS, and which regions are full of dissidents.

  • Ability to build media lists based on beat, location, outlet type/size, and journalist role

They are making a naughty and nice list.

  • For each influencer found, present contact details and any other information that could be relevant, including publications this influencer writes for, and an overview of the previous coverage published by the media influencer

The DHS will profile any journalist that has been critical of the agency.

But they will also have access to any influencers who could spin the DHS in a positive light.

This is all on the official government website. No conspiracy theory, no secret sources. They said it openly.

This can be viewed two ways, and will likely be utilized in both.

The DHS will chill free speech since journalists and media outlets now know they will be closely watched for mentioning the Department of Homeland Security.

The DHS will spread pro-DHS propaganda through social media influencers and friendly news sources.

This absolutely goes contrary to the First Amendment, to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Media will be profiled and monitored based on their coverage of the Department of Homeland security. Journalists now know that if they criticize the DHS, they will come under the scrutiny.

They are watching you. They know what you say about them. They know where you live, who you work for, and how to contact you.

The message is clear. Watch who you criticize.

Comments

techpriest Brazen Heist Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

I am kinda surprised they weren't already doing this. I read an open source project on the same topic and every CNN.com author's opinion of Trump back during the elections.

Maybe someone in Boston ripped off the project, and sold it. Or quite frankly, anyone who has a solid understanding of Python can write a news crawler in a month. Add a couple more months (or just pay for IBM Watson) and you can have an AI guesstimate opinions too.

Are they that far behind? Maybe the "innovation" halted shortly after Obama started replacing the real spooks with diversity hires. Maybe the NSA is run as badly as the Post Office, and would do worse if it weren't for contractors.

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Endgame Napoleon techpriest Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:32 Permalink

In this case, maybe, incompetence and a generous helping of excused absenteeism for the retained, above-firing, busy-working parents is good, in that it slows down the erosion of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by the hands of the Republic’s unelected servants.

Influencer Tyler, be careful....DHS is watching....

DHS, is that the icky agency with cooties? 

I did not say that. 

I am just a lowly sock puppet with no money and no influence whatsoever, not a real Napoleon at all.

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Bring the Gold techpriest Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:55 Permalink

Your comment is exactly why we are in such a dangerous predicament. You open with brass tacks argument that is quite simply put, spot on. You give technical knowledge and even question how this is just now occurring. I agree it has doubtless began quite some time ago, certainly no later than Bush II.

Then you have to throw in some vaguely racist bullshit and mention Obama. Look this shit has been going on for a MINIMUM of 17 years this September. You better believe black dudes will be in any camp for us political dissidents. Rather than seeing a potential ally you fall for the divisive bullshit that has been working for decades. You don't want a black dude fucking your daughter? Hey I don't blame you. You sure as fuck better work with that dude when the shit hits the fan. If we let them divide us by race etc. they will win. Our only hope is to work together and afterwards if people want to talk about ethnostates and culture I'm down for that discussion as I think there are some great points in that. In the meantime we can't give up erstwhile allies just because they have more or less melanin. Times are WAYYYY too dark for that shit.

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Chupacabra-322 rgraf Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:58 Permalink

Creates yet another Database of Instant Criminals.

I’m surprised how no one has mentioned this is how these sick, twisted, Pure Evil Criminal Psychopaths intend on creating their “Parallel Construction” of everyone.

 

Along with creating Blackmail & Control Files on everyone by the “Intelligance” Deep State. Especially the Criminal Compromised Politicians. 

 

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pods RhinoSilver Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:06 Permalink

You are a worthless POS. Copying other poster's comments then switching to your "I make $14k a month giving handjobs to Mexicans in the Home Depot parking lot" scheme.

Tyler, WTF? Is this cocksucker paying you? 
If not, have sac do the job you pay him to. Francis gets banned like no tomorrow, yet every day there are more of these fucks.

Tired of this shit. I saw my comment copied above (and then people upvote) and wondered what was going on. Then came back and saw his schpiel.  Now this comment by Rainman was copied, no doubt to be replaced by another shitpost.

pods

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timbuck Erek Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:30 Permalink

OK then.....China moved their aircraft carrier in to the disputed Spratly Island area and President Trump responded by sending 3 carrier battle groups. It is time to do the same to the corruption in Washington

The US Attorney General and the President have the authority to appoint a special prosecutor.  Trump should immediately appoint 3 special prosecutors.

  1. A special prosecutor to investigate all government employees involved in the Uranium One approval.
  2. A special prosecutor to investigate the failure of the Department of Justice to investigate Hillary Clinton’s failure to protect national secrets, obstruction of justice (deleting subpoenaed email)   and the Clinton Foundation for RICO violations and pay to play.
  3. A special prosecutor to investigate the FBI’s role in the phony FISA applications

DO IT NOW MR. PRESIDENT! (Everyone else is “owned.”)

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gaoptimize Bud Dry Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:03 Permalink

With the advent of 5G services, it is time to revisit the tin foil hat issue.  Not because of Orbital Mind Control Lasers (hat tip Steve Jackson's "Illuminati"), but for health reasons.  There are actually quite a few places to buy EM Smog Detectors and various protective metal mesh fabrics.  I'm researching solutions that may just be a protection while in bed.

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Thought Processor E-Knight Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:54 Permalink

 

 

This is probably not being set up so that they can monitor all the other agencies out there that are trying to manipulate the narrative.  That would be too much to ask.  

CIA and MI6 front companies, JIDF, Easter European Meme farms?  I suppose we can add China into the mix now also.  

 

This whole thing will feed onto itself until no one can figure out what info. is real and what is not real.  Maybe we're already there.

 

 

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VWAndy Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:48 Permalink

 Turns out them digital dickweeds do actually pose a real threat to the scum running things.

   Prolly best to face them head on. Seein how they are back shooters.

pods Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:49 Permalink

Proud to be one!

Except, you do not wear tin (aluminum) foil. They want you to wear that.

Mylar instead.

Must be HS got tired of watching porn and making little old folks stand out of their wheelchairs.

Fucking disgrace.  The lot of them.

pods

Sanity Bear Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:50 Permalink

If they set their desktop backgrounds to a big image of a middle finger that says "go fuck yourself" they'll know exactly what the public is thinking and save a lot of money too.

BritBob Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:50 Permalink

Propaganda specialists

Critics of the Argentine government’s strategies and rhetoric toward the Falkland islands have coined a new verb – malvinizar – to describe how the claim for and memory of the Malvinas is used simply to divert attention away from more serious domestic socio-economic challenges . Indeed, if all claims of uti possidetis juris (inheritance from Spain) were resolved, the world map politically might look profoundly different today!

Falklands - Argentina's Imaginary Territory (1 pg):- https://www.academia.edu/35715281/Falklands_Argentinas_Imaginary_Territory

 

homeskillet Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:50 Permalink

"The Brotherhood name organisations in a way that leads people to believe their aim is the opposite of what they are really there to do. For instance, if you want to run drugs without being suspected, do it through an anti-drug agency. If you want to destroy land and kill wildlife, do it through a wildlife protection agency. If you want to run a Satanic ring, do it through the Christian Church.”