The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues.
The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week.
PBS Frontline dedicated to "Top Secret America" with Priest and Arkin, scheduled for January 2011 (as the trailer still says) is now said to be coming "Fall 2011."
Watch informative 7-minute preview here:
Also see, Spying on the Homefront (2007)
Stasi documentary - annoyingly in Youtube 10-min slices
Even watching the first ten min, one sees how far we are into mirroring the Stasi system, mind you, but with much greater ability and technology.