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    Default Prepare to be visited by the EU's 'Troll Patrol'

    The EU is concerned about people saying naughty things about them on political websites, social networks or the like. And so your money is to be used in the vital cause of a rapid reaction force, a 'troll patrol', to counter the hostile rumblings of the natives. Or so says the Telegraph, anyway...

    Spending on "qualitative media analysis" is to be increased by 1.7 million and while most of the money is to be found in existing budgets an additional 787,000 will be need to be raised next year despite calls for EU spending to reflect national austerity.


    "Particular attention needs to be paid to the countries that have experienced a surge in Euroscepticism," said a confidential document agreed last year.

    "Parliament's institutional communicators must have the ability to monitor public conversation and sentiment on the ground and in real time, to understand 'trending topics' and have the capacity to react quickly, in a targeted and relevant manner, to join in and influence the conversation, for example, by providing facts and figures to deconstructing myths."

    EU to set up euro-election 'troll patrol' to tackle Eurosceptic surge - Telegraph

    <Mod> This topic has been merged with "EU To Spend $3 million On Training For Social Media Screening And Is Hiring Trolls To Fight Euroscepticism". </Mod>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oriel House View Post
    The Telegraph? Not exactly a friend of Ireland. Big pinch of salt needed.

    Firestorm of fury over anti-Irish jokes on Daily Telegraph blog | Kelly's Corner | IrishCentral
    Which has what to do with the OP?

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    "to join in and influence the conversation, for example, by providing facts and figures to deconstructing myths."


    What's the problem with this exactly?
    Repeal the 27th.

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    jaysus i'd just LOVE to see the EU's version of HBAP coming on to defend the indefensible !


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    Let's have the same for Leinster House - a team of PICs to set us straight when we err.

    Who could see a problem with such helpful publicly funded guidance for us all.....?

    Small query: would they correct the parliamentarians when they go wrong?
    Last edited by He3; 3rd February 2013 at 07:49 PM.
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    Money well spent on tackling the ocean of rubbish anti EU posting that goes on here and elsewhere.

    PS That was the easiest tenner I have ever made.

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    Isn't that what Ibis is here for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    "to join in and influence the conversation, for example, by providing facts and figures to deconstructing myths."


    What's the problem with this exactly?
    Absolutely none, so long as they really are 'providing facts and deconstructing myths'. I wouldn't be entirely confident on those scores though.

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    The Ode to Despair continues.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Facts and figures? How dare they?!

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