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Pentagon Seeks A More Powerful Social Media Monitoring Machine

For years, law enforcement agencies have monitored Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for illicit behavior, but now the Pentagon hopes to build a more far-reaching, global-scale social media monitoring system to more precisely pinpoint potential troop threats out of all the noise.

United States Department of Defense’s research arm, DARPA, has requested proposals for automated software that can detect intent to harm U.S. service members stationed overseas. Military contractors have until February to submit their ideas for what has been dubbed “Force Protection in the Online Environment.” – READ MORE