> Just because certain government agencies, such as the U.S. State> Department that supply funding for Tor to help protect dissidents, does> not mean everyone affiliated with the U.S. government approve of this> Tor project.
That is almost certainly true, there will be those who frown on Tor for a variety of reasons
> When referring to "corrupt government officials", this includes a
> handful who are abusing the NSA's Internet, phone, and email monitoring
> PRISM program for their own personal profit and gain. This includes News
> Corp and 21st Century Fox.
If true, that'd mean that some of Fox News' output is based on fact? Shaken to my core :)
Seriously though, as others have pointed out, the Government has much cheaper, much more effective ways of silencing opponents. Methods that are used to great effect in many other countries.
I don't doubt that someone somewhere in an agency has probably looked at whether advertising can be subverted, though I suspect it's far more likely that they were interested in payload delivery and not attempts at mind control.