Secret Service Hunts Down Sarcastic Tweets

Tristyn Bloom Contributor
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The Secret Service is looking to purchase “social media analytics software” with the ability to detect sarcasm, Nextgov reports.

The work order doesn’t specify which social media networks will be monitored, though it does emphasize that Internet Explorer compatibility is essential, apparently having quickly gotten over the massive IE security vulnerability that prompted them to encourage government employees to use different browsers back in April.

Other requirements of the software include “sentiment,” “trend analysis” and “influencer identification.” At time of reporting @DHSgov‘s Klout score was 86.

Other important initiatives the Secret Service has tackled this year include redesigning the presidential limo, commissioning commemorative lapel pins and looking for a media relations specialist.

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