Conspiracy Watch Investigating US Government’s Excessive Surveillance of Social Media

The Internet and social media has brought about new winds of change. Will the Internet provide a new wave of liberty or will it eventually be used to control us more than ever?
By: Thomas Retterbush
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April 16, 2012 - PRLog -- Our government is a government of secrets. The US government is doing things that Americans are not aware of. The US government is seeking to use data mining to predicting the future, reportedly to prevent terrorism, but in actuality to prevent civil uprisings.

Just as universities have started mining data about student behavior in order to thwart incipient on-campus violence, our government is mining data about public discontent, in order to predict the future and prevent gatherings, protests and civil uprisings.

Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Caryn Wagner said the use of such technology in uprisings that started in December in Tunisia shocked some officials in the U.S. into attention. Are they afraid citizens will storm the Capitol and unseat our President, Senators and Congressmen?

Existing technology offers the government an opportunity to gaze into their own crystal balls in an effort to prevent large-scale acts of violence. To that end, the government is prepared to use data mining to identify activist leaders and potential troublemakers.

Records reveal that the US DHS alone, has already paid contractors $11.3 million dollars to monitor Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, blogs, news media sites, even comments, for “public reaction to major governmental proposals with homeland security implications,” which government-lingo for public discontent.

Conspiracy Watch has already published several articles on the government’s excessive surveillance of social media, including, U.S. Homeland Security Monitoring Facebook, Twitter and other Sites for Signs of Discontent, at, Is the FBI Monitoring Your Social Networks? at and Facebook is CIA's Primary Intelligence Source, at and is not about to stop now. Conspiracy Watch will continue to investigate our government’s motives, reasons, plans and methods of spying on American citizens via the Internet and social media, regardless if it is officially legal, it is morally wrong.

Conspiracy Watch only hopes that there will be some answers and counter efforts while there is still a measure of freedom and an ounce of privacy left in America.

Think before you post your next questionable status update, naughty photo or secret rendezvous. That post will be on file forever!

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