Joe Biden’s government is considering teaming up with private firms to monitor”extremist chatter by Americans online,” according to The Daily Wire.
The national government is limited legally to what they could monitor without a warrant.
The Daily Wire stated,”The plan being discussed inside DHS, according to multiple sources, would, in effect, allow the department to circumvent” laws that limit what the federal government can do in surveilling U.S. citizens without a warrant.”
Joe Biden wants to “partner” with the private sector to conduct surveillance because the Govt can’t do it without a warrant or ongoing investigation.— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) May 3, 2021
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“A source familiar with the effort said it isn’t about decrypting data but rather using outside entities that can lawfully access these private classes to gather massive amounts of information that could help DHS identify key narratives as they emerge.”
“Gathering information on US citizens — no matter how abhorrent their beliefs — raises instant legal and constitutional challenges.”
“Civil liberties advocates and privacy hawks have long criticized any attempts to collect even publicly available information on Americans in bulk for a violation of Americans’ First and Fourth Amendment rights.”
Mark Meadows said, “They spied on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and skated by with no consequences… and now they want to spy on you too. This is a chilling, terrible idea that should be roundly rejected.”
Andrew Surabian said, “The government outsourcing warrantless domestic spying of American citizens to outside corporations doesn’t make it any less dangerous, unconstitutional or illegal.”
“Do any pols have the courage to stand up to an increasingly lawless & authoritarian national security state?”