Political Media president Larry Ward told Wired.com that Political
Media, which collaborated with the Republican National Committee on
GOP.am, is filtering URLs posted the site on an hourly basis, using
manual and eventually automated techniques.
“Our objective is to keep it clean,” said Ward. “We’re not going to
remove someone who puts GOP.am on Barack Obama’s page, we’re not going
to remove somebody who puts it on the communist page. The links that
we’re going to edit are the pornographic ones, the lewd ones –
obviously those type of links or anything that is overtly … hateful,
we’re going to remove those.”
He’s not worried about the volume of prank URLs presenting a
filtering problem because automating filtering, which could have been
implemented before GOP.am launched but was not, will help its staff
manually delete the links, and interest in pranking the system will die
“We’re going to do a pretty good job at it,” said Ward, who
clarified that while the Republican party collaborated on the creation
of GOP.am, the site is officially property of his Republican-affiliated
new media consultancy, Political Media. “We’re building a filtering
system which should be in place shortly, and on top of that we’re going
to manually monitor and block the IP addresses that post that kind of
stuff, and eventually, the novelty of it will wear off and we’ll get
less pranks, so to speak. But in the meantime we’re just going to
monitor it on an hour-by-hour basis and make sure that it’s used for
the purposes for which it was intended.”
Guys, I don’t even know. I don’t even know how their minds work anymore.
1. Create enormous clusterfuck
2. Insist on receiving credit for same
3. When no one hires you to create another enormous clusterfuck, blame liberal bias
Is that it? Because otherwise I don’t get AT ALL why you would want your new media consultancy/political marketing scam to be associated with the best fail on the Internet all day yesterday.
long URLs easier. If you use it … to promote lude content, your GOP.AM
URL will be disabled.”
Lude. Would you hire these people to promote selling ANYTHING you had?