A whistleblower who claims to work for the Department of Justice alleges that Facebook has been monitoring its users’ private messages.
However, the violation of privacy doesn’t end there. It would be one thing if they were simply reading messages for enjoyment, but searching for anti-government rhetoric and reporting it to the FBI would be quite another.
The FBI and someone from Facebook both responded to the charges, showing that they are being taken fairly seriously.
In her first statement, Erica Sackin, who is a spokesperson for Meta said,
“These claims are false because they reflect a misunderstanding of how our systems protect people from harm and how we engage with law enforcement. We carefully scrutinize all government requests for user information to make sure they’re legally valid and narrowly tailored and we often push back. We responded to legal requests for information in accordance with applicable law and our terms and we provide notice to users whenever permitted.”
In another statement, Sackin said,
“These claims are just wrong. The suggestion we seek out peoples’ private messages for anti-government language or questions about the validity of past elections and then proactively supply those to the FBI is plainly inaccurate and there is zero evidence to support it.”
If they are spying, they should be targeting real terrorists. But I’d be willing to bet money that they are actually this to conservatives. Just think about it for a moment. The radical left has been trying to gaslight conservatives and even calling us all domestic terrorists if any of us supported President Trump.
Now, combine that with this statement from the FBI on this matter:
“The FBI maintains relationships with U.S. private sector entities, including social media providers. The FBI has provided companies with foreign threat indicators to help them protect their platforms and customers from abuse by foreign malign influence actors. U.S. companies have also referred information to the FBI with investigative value relating to foreign malign influence. The FBI works closely with interagency partners, as well as state and local partners, to ensure we’re sharing information as it becomes available. This can include threat information, actionable leads, or indicators. The FBI has also established relationships with a variety of social media and technology companies and maintains an ongoing dialogue to enable a quick exchange of threat information.”
It’s the same crap that we saw under the Obama administration with them spying on conservatives, except this time, they’re taking things much further.