Apr 272016
 April 27, 2016  Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Gary Ridley reports:

State police officials are using online surveillance to monitor social media comments made about the Flint water crisis, according to emails released by Gov. Rick Snyder’s office.

The emails show that officials attempted on at least one occasion to initiate criminal proceedings against a Copper City man over allegedly threatening comments he made on Facebook about the government’s handling of the crisis.

“It’s time for civil unrest. Burn down the Governor mansion, elimionate (sic) the capitol where the legislators RE-INSTATED the emergency dictator law after the PEOPLE voted it down, and tell the Mich (sic) State Police if they use military force, we will return with same,” according to a state police email about the Facebook post.

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h/t, Joe Cadillic

  One Response to “Michigan state police using online surveillance to track talk on Flint water crisis”

  1. Does this mean anyone can be ‘found’ through social media circuits if words have come up on the Flint Water Crisis? Is this done through regular trolling by using key words or with #’s? They may find my tweets and FB updates.

    Hmmmnn, maybe I need to post more opinions through Twitter and Facebook and then they can throw me in Facebook jail. Are you aware of the Facebook jail? That is when you get reported and blacklisted. (by individual, company, organization) for stating your opinion on Facebook. (Facebook strips you of your privileges for a week where you are not allowed to post anything, upload photographs and also wipe away everything on your account).

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