Obama’s Department of Justice is coming after the “far right” once again, and this time they’re doing something downright illegal.
The National Institute of Justice granted Michigan State University $585,719 to conduct a study that’s trying to fight violent extremism on social media. Unfortunately, the study appears to be targeting American citizens rather than radical Muslims.
“There is currently limited knowledge of the role of technology and computer mediated communications (CMCs), such as Facebook and Twitter, in the dissemination of messages that promote extremist agendas and radicalize individuals to violence,” said the grant. It added that the goal of the study was to address the issue gap with a “series of qualitative and quantitative analyses of posts from various forms of CMC used by members of both the far-right and Islamic extremist movements.”
This is yet another example of the Obama administration targeting groups whose political views differ from their own. In the study, they will specifically be targeting conservative groups.
“We will collect posts made in four active forums used by members of the far-right and three from the Islamic Extremist community, as well as posts made in Facebook, LiveJournal, Twitter, YouTube, and Pastebin accounts used by members of each movement,” according to the grant.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder claimed that the study would help our government assess terrorist threats, but in reality it looks like it will only help Obama keep an eye on conservative groups that are trying to expose the truth about him.
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