BetterBadNews looks at the difference between an agent of disinformation and a disinformation agent. Political satire rips internet surveillance, FaceBook fascism and the new Office of Information Regulation boss, Cass Sunstein.
In his capacity as a paid disinformation agent Cass Sunstein has the job of neutralizing the dangerous effects of critical thinking and unpatriotic science on curious but questioning citizens.
Sunstein co-authored a 2008 paper titled "Conspiracy Theories," in which the authors propose that, "Government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action."
The paper refers often to groups that promote the view that the US Government was responsible or complicit in the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Sunstein's position has been criticized by some commentators who argue that it violates prohibitions on government propaganda aimed at domestic citizens.
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