VIDEO: FBI Latest Government Agency to Target Social Media

Sunday, February 19, 2012
By Paul Martin

by James Corbett
Global Research

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation posted a Request for Information last month calling on IT companies to demonstrate their ability to design software for monitoring, mapping and analyzing social media.

Find out more about the history of government spying and propaganda through social media on this week’s edition of Behind the Headlines.

Transcript and sources:

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation posted a Request for Information last month calling on IT companies to demonstrate their ability to design software for monitoring, mapping and analyzing social media.[1]

The RFI, posted to the government’s Federal Business Opportunities website in January, reveals the FBI’s desire for software capable of monitoring social media websites like Facebook and Twitter to provide alerts and analysis for publicly posted information.[2] The software would require the ability to:

“Geo-spatially locate bad actors or groups and analyze their movements, vulnerabilities, limitations and possible adverse actions”

“Detect instances of deception in intent or action by bad actors”

Video…HERE

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