First, there were spambots. And now, propagandroids.
But not really 'droids, just people like you and me, stuck in a lowly 'communications' job in the Ministry of Truthiness, hired for the "greater good" of Harper's New©™ Government.
The government is looking for ways to monitor online chatter about political issues and correct what it perceives as misinformation.
The ReformaTory Con jobs have been arming their troops with speaking points and marching orders for years now, one key Rovian tactic in a grab-bag of party tricks.
But this is a new twist. Normally public servants are hired to serve the public. Instead, they'll be serving the interests of Stevie's bullies.
When was the last time you phoned a government service and spoke to a real, genuine human being who answered your question and provided you with the exact information you needed?
Oh, and go read pale at A Creative Revolution, for more about the Ministry of Truthiness.