Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday February 16, 2012

Lawmaker Demands DHS Cease Monitoring of Social Media

Politician: I demand that the Department of Homeland security cease monitoring blogs and social media sites! DHS: Sure, we'll get right on that. roll eyes (sarcastic)

Speaking at a Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, the California lawmaker said she was "outraged" that the agency has hired a contractor to review a variety of social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and that General Dynamics is being tasked with reviewing news sources, blogs and their bylines for all types of articles, including those containing anti-American sentiment and reaction to policy proposals.