Skip to comments.FOIA Doc: 'Homeland' Monitors DRUDGE REPORT...
Posted on 03/13/2014 2:14:38 PM PDT by kcvl
FOIA Doc: 'Homeland' Monitors DRUDGE REPORT...
(Excerpt) Read more at drudgereport.com ...
It’s unclear exactly why, but the Department of Homeland has been operating a “Social Networking/Media Capability” program to monitor the top blogs, forums and social networks online for at least the past 18 months. Based on a privacy compliance review from last November recently obtained by Reuters, the purpose of the project is to “collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture.” Whatever that means. Either way, the list of sites reported by Reuters reveals in a Wednesday afternoon exclusive is pretty intriguing:
The Drudge Report
The Huffington Post
The New York Times’s Lede blog
Wired’s Threat Level
Wired’s Danger Room
ABC News’ investigative blog The Blotter
“blogs that cover bird flu news and activity along U.S. borders drug trafficking and cybercrime”
In conclusion, the Department of Homeland Security is just like you. We’ve seen no reports of The Atlantic Wire being on the list. But if we are, hello Department of Homeland Security employees — thanks for reading!
A non-story. It is intuitive government gets news from news sources. This predates 19 April 1775. Social media? Of course. It would be news if government didn’t monitor them.
Thank God FR is safe!
Thanks. That’s a nice shirt you’re wearing, BTW.
WOW, MySpace still exists!
It’s safe for now, but watch what you say or the brown shirts will get you.
What part of the Constitution prohibits the government from reading the paper?
Is that a surprise?
Heck, I do that..........free..........
Thanks but I’m not wearing a shirt