Boston Police Used Twitter and Facebook to Surveil Protestors Using the #MuslimLivesMatter Hashtag

On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts released a damning report detailing extensive social media surveillance in Boston between 2014 and 2016. Thousands of documents obtained through public records requests reveal that police used advanced social media data mining techniques to monitor what they termed “Islamist Extremist Terminology.” The authorities worked with Geofeedia, a social media monitoring startup that both Facebook and Twitter banned from using their data in December 2016, prompting the ACLU’s original records request.

Source: Boston Police Used Twitter and Facebook to Surveil Protestors Using the #MuslimLivesMatter Hashtag

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