Pexels - Closeup on a black USA mailbox in front of a suburban house

Filed under ‘Social Media Was A Mistake’

Apparently the post office is trolling social media for extremist’s posts?

🔗 Yahoo News: The Postal Service is running a ‘covert operations program’ that monitors Americans’ social media posts

The details of the surveillance effort, known as iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, have not previously been made public. The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as “inflammatory” postings and then sharing that information across government agencies.

Which, like, yes, someone official should probably be keeping an eye out for extremism and sharing that information around, but the Post Office? They do have a pretty crackerjack investigations unit from what I understand, but… Do they have jurisdiction? This is weird and a little concerning.

Published by

JavaElemental ☕

Writer, news junky, geek, social media nerd. "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe. She/Her.