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White House To Monitor Social Networks For “Extremist Propaganda”…


A White House terrorism strategy released today says Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks aid in “advancing violent extremist narratives” and should be monitored by the government.  The 12-page strategy (PDF), which outlines ways to respond to violent extremism, promises that: “We will continue to closely monitor the important role the Internet and social-networking sites play in advancing violent extremist narratives.”  Today’s announcement may signal that monitoring of social networks will broaden beyond the U.S. Department of Homeland Security already does. Depending on the details, it could also raise concerns about how to balance Americans’ privacy rights with desire of security agencies to collect and analyze information that is, more or less, publicly available.  Read more at CNet.com

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4 thoughts on “White House To Monitor Social Networks For “Extremist Propaganda”…

  1. Just had to add to this. Since the left considers the Tea Party to be a bunch of Extreamist’s we better be careful and say start saying nice things about the white House.

    Posted by Bob Neiderlander | August 4, 2011, 7:16 pm
  2. Just had to add to this. Since the left considers the Tea Party to be a bunch of Extreamist’s we better be careful and start saying nice things about the white House.

    Posted by Bob Neiderlander | August 4, 2011, 7:17 pm
  3. This is how Obama is going to solve the jobs crisis, hire 20 million people to spy on the social networks.

    Posted by Prince of Peeps | August 5, 2011, 12:27 am

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