Told you it was just a matter of time before the "powers that be" (government officials, bankers, media moguls, etc.) would start using social media to identify their opponents.
The Federal Reserve Plans To Monitor Facebook, Twitter, Google
The New York Federal Reserve Bank is embarking on an ambitious social media monitoring project. Starting this December, the Fed will be monitoring Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, and web forums in order to "handle crisis situations" and "track reach and spread of […] messages and press releases." A vendor proposal request (or RFP) from the Fed describes a "Sentiment Analysis and Social Media Monitoring Solution." The project will also identify a number of what they call "key bloggers and influencers" to target with their outreach, and presumably monitoring, efforts.
(More details on Scribd.)
American school kids still learn about Hitler, but unfortunately, they are not taught the Holocaust as a lesson of the evils of government power, but solely as a lesson in the evils of racism. (Which it certainly is, but that's not the whole story.)
*Josef Stalin (Responsible for 60 million deaths)
*Chinese government (Responsible for 100 million deaths)
*Pol Pot (Killed 20% of Cambodia in five years)
*Nicolae Ceaușescu (Tyrannized Romania and brutalized opponents)
*Rafael Trujillo (Tortured and killed opponents in the Dominican Republic)
Of course, the list goes on and on. When will they ever learn?