The Federal Reserve has Just Entered the Counterespionage Era and Will be Monitoring Everything Written About It Anywhere in the World

Pentagon Manipulates Social Media

The Pentagon has worked for years to monitor and dominate social media and the Internet as a whole for propaganda purposes.

The Fed Wants To Manipulate Social Media

The Fed apparently wants to do the same thing.

Zero Hedge reports:

The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, … in a Request for Proposals filed to companies that are Fed vendors, is requesting the creation of a “Social Listening Platformwhose function is to “gather data from various social media outlets and news sources.” It will “monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria.” The Fed’s desired product should be able to “determine the sentiment [ED:LOL] of a speaker or writer with respect to some topic or document”… “The solution must be able to gather data from the primary social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums and YouTube. It should also be able to aggregate data from various media outlets such as: CNN, WSJ, Factiva etc.” Most importantly, the “Listening Platform” should be able to “Handle crisis situations, Continuously monitor conversations, and Identify and reach out to key bloggers and influencers.” Said otherwise, the Fed has just entered the counterespionage era and will be monitoring everything written about it anywhere in the world.


From the key section of the RFP, presented in its entirety below:

I. Introduction

Social media platforms are changing the way organizations are communicating to the public Conversations are happening all the time and everywhere.
There is need for the Communications Group to be timely and proactively aware of the reactions and opinions expressed by the general public as it relates to the Federal Reserve and its actions on a variety of subjects.

II. Social Listening Platforms

Social media listening platforms are solutions that gather data from various social media outlets and news sources. They monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria. They can also determine the sentiment of a speaker or writer with respect to some topic or document.
The information gathered can guide the organizations public relations group in assessing the effectiveness of communication strategies.

Here are some of the services it can offer:

o Track reach and spread of your messages and press releases
o Handle crisis situations
o Continuously monitor conversations
o Identify and reach out to key bloggers and influencers
o Spot emerging trends, discussions themes and topics

A. Geographic scope of social media sites

The solution must support content coming from different countries and geographical regions. It should also support multiple languages.

B. Content and Data Types

The solution must be able to gather data from the primary social media platforms –Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums and YouTube. It should also be able to aggregate data from various media outlets such as: CNN, WSJ, Factiva etc.

C. Reports and Metrics

The solution must provide real-time monitoring of relevant conversations. It should provide sentiment analysis (positive, negative or neutral) around key conversational topics.

It must be able to provide summaries or high level overviews of a specific set of topics. It should have a configurable dashboard that can easily be accessed by internal analysts or management. The dashboard must support customization by user or group access.

The solution should provide an alerting mechanism that automatically sends out reports or notifications based a predefined trigger.

D. FRBNY Technology Integration

The solution must be able to integrate with existing FRBNY technologies such as: Google Search appliance, Lotus notes suite and web trends.It must have support for single sign on or windows integrated authentication.

E. Cost Structure

The solution should offer a flexible pricing structure that can support multiple user licensing. It should also have the option to base pricing on content volume and usage. Supplier acknowledges an understanding of and agrees to comply with the above minimum solutions requirements.

Full RFP:

Frbny Social Media Rfp

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  • Nick Ryan

    So the Fed is making explicit the assumption that the IT sector should be able to bypass security or that the social media themselves are complicit. Either way this is a really important admission. We may have suspected such collaboration but I personally have never read such an explicit statement of the readily available access to private communications that this tender makes.

  • John, Big fan of the Fed

    Oh my God I totally love the Federal Reserve. I don’t care if it’s a privately-owned bank that’s not subject to any laws – that’s what I like most about them. It’s as if they’ve “won” Western Civilization -and everybody loves a winner. Especially me. So there you go, Federal Reserve. Please don’t assassinate me. Not that the Federal Reserve does that, because they definitely don’t assassinate anybody….Which is why they’re so great, in my opinion….. Just trying to start off on the right foot.

  • Dude

    Hey lets watch everybody cuz they might be a threat! Dude, yeah those bastards wanna mess with our global power…lets, like totally scare the shet out of them! Ok, ok lets flag any negative post and mess up their tv reception…. No no lets send them extra junk mail… Wait, wait lets enforce a mindless consumerist lifestyle that robs them of their will to fight and causes them to desire dancing with the stars!!! Ooooo, thats mean dude!!!

  • Bev

    “Over time, whoever controls the money system, controls the nation.”
- Stephen Zarlenga, Director

The American Monetary Institute is a publicly supported charity founded in 1996. The real outcomes in society – whether there will be general economic justice or corrupt financial privileges for the few – are usually determined by the structure of a society’s monetary system.

    Congressman Kucinich’s Historic Monetary Reform Bill

    September 21, 2011: Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced an employment bill Reforming Our Money System: The NEED Act proposes a historic money reform, containing all the monetary provisions of the American Monetary Act including ending ”fractional reserve” banking.

    2011 Monetary Reform Conference Speakers/Schedule

    The 7th Annual AMI Conference will focus on Kucinich’s HR 6550 legislation. The conference will be held at University Center, in Chicago, Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2011. The deadline for early registration is soon! We continue to confirm additional speakers for this year’s conference.

    On December 17th Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced HR 6550 which reforms our money system on the lines advocated by the AMI. It turns a corrupt private debt system based on privately created debt into a government money system based on government created money.

    Several talks will focus on what HR 6550 will do for America and how we can help get it passed into law. The banking disaster, created and perpetuated by false people and false economic and monetary ideas, now pose a clear and present danger to the survival of the species. We’ll transform the disaster they created into an opportunity to achieve real and lasting reforms for humanity. We’ll focus on why a moral approach is at the heart of successful reform.

    Stephen Zarlenga


    Private money creation through “fractional reserve” banking fosters an unprecedented concentration of wealth which destroys the democratic process and ultimately promotes military imperialism. Less than 1% of the population now claims ownership of almost 50% of the wealth, but vital infrastructure is ignored. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives a D grade to our infrastructure and says it will soon be a D-; and estimates that $2.2 trillion is needed to bring it to safe levels over the next 5 years!

    That fact alone shows the world’s dominant money system to be a major failure crying for reform.

    Infrastructure repair would provide quality employment throughout the nation. There is a pretense that government must either borrow or tax to get the money for such projects. But it is well enough known that the government can directly create the money needed and spend it into circulation for such projects, without inflationary results. A reformed monetary/banking system can make this happen NOW!

    Monetary reform is achieved with three elements which must be enacted together for it to work. Any one or any two of them alone won’t do it, but would further harm the reform process. The reform has its best chance of passage in this severe monetary crisis created by the privatized money system. Considering that the same establishment controls our weapons systems, this may be humanities only chance for reform, to stop the now obvious slide of our middle class into slavery or some form of “Disney Fascism.”

    First, incorporate the Federal Reserve System into the U.S. Treasury where all new money would be created by government as money, not interest-bearing debt; and be spent into circulation to promote the general welfare. The monetary system would be monitored to be neither inflationary nor deflationary.

    Second, halt the bank’s privilege to create money by ending the fractional reserve system in a gentle and elegant way. All the past monetized private credit would be converted into U.S. government money. Banks would then act as intermediaries accepting savings deposits and loaning them out to borrowers. They would do what people think they do now. This Act nationalizes the money system, not the banking system. Banking is not a proper function of government, but providing the nation’s money supply is a government prerogative!

    Third, spend new money into circulation on 21st century eco-friendly infrastructure and energy sources, including the education and healthcare needed for a growing and improving society, starting with the $2.2 trillion that the Civil Engineers estimate is needed for infrastructure repair; creating good jobs across our nation, re-invigorating local economies and re-funding local government at all levels.


  • Silent Majority

    The Fed knows their scam is slowly being exposed to the masses. Of course, they will crash the market once things get too hairy for them, so I guess they need to know what everyone thinks to assist them in the timing of their manipulation? None of it matters, because the Fed will be destroyed in my lifetime.

  • Richard

    I think that this is proof positive that a lot of the discussion about the Federal Reserve is having an effect and there’s at least some internal concern within the Fed about what the ultimate result of these protests and the Ron Paul movement will have. For the record, monitoring social media and performing analysis on Twitter and Facebook data has been pretty common the last few years among all big businesses. You can see the advertising market for Facebook at BuyFacebookFansReviews and other sites: Facebook is a good tool but its growth has gotten the government and the powerful involved in really monitoring it which is a bit of a concern to me given the US’s recent policy of taking out anybody that it arbitrarily decides is a threat. Companies like Facebook that create value for people should be rewarded, not big banks that want to have a system where they can make money but then get bailed out when they don’t make money. I’m just a little skeptical about some of these protests because the signs I’m seeing often ignore the Federal Reserve and US foreign policy as major problems. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad people are protesting, but there have been times throughout history where popular mass protests have led to bad things occurring, so I’m a little cautious about where this could potentially be headed. To me, the Fed and War are the key issues here.