Tuesday, October 11, 2016

ACLU: Police use Twitter, Facebook data to track protesters

According to an ACLU blog post published on Tuesday, law enforcement officials implemented a far-reaching surveillance program to track protesters in both Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD during their recent uprisings and relied on special feeds of user data provided by three top social media companies: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Specifically, all three companies granted access to a developer tool called Geofeedia which allows users to see the geographic origin of social media posts and has been employed by more than 500 law enforcement organizations to track protesters in real time.


1 comment:

  1. Oh and I've just started to wonder, how is that there are still no news about the so-powerful social media? And here they are.