The Words Federal Agents Are Looking For On Your Facebook Page Will Surprise You
May 27, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center is a sprawling D.C. facility where over 80 federal, state and local government agencies struggle to keep the lid on domestic terrorism.
With a workforce that size and a $46 billion budget, training is paramount and facilitated through the agency’s “Analyst’s Desktop Binder” that gives a rundown on where agents can look for credible leads and what words should raise flags when prowling social media sites.
A freedom of information request pulled the binder into the press a couple months ago, but the topic has resurfaced and the entire binder is now uploaded to Scribd.
When DHS and other agencies see mention of agencies like Homeland Defense on someone’s Facebook page they become concerned.