1984 SpyVeillance: Facebook Caught Spying for FBI-Dem Political Rollup of Dissent FreeSpeech
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Fri Sep 16 14:31:01 PDT 2022
Facebook Spied On Private Messages Of "Conservative Right-Wing Individuals",
Then Reported To FBI For Domestic Terrorism
According to DOJ whistleblowers, Facebook has been spying on
Americans' private messages and reporting them to the FBI if they
express 'anti-government or anti-authority' statements - including
questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 US election.
As the New York Post's Miranda Devine writes, "Under the FBI
collaboration operation, somebody at Facebook red-flagged these
supposedly subversive private messages over the past 19 months and
transmitted them in redacted form to the domestic terrorism
operational unit at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, without a
"It was done outside the legal process and without probable cause,"
said one of the whistleblowers, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
"Facebook provides the FBI with private conversations which are
protected by the First Amendment without any subpoena."
According to one Post source, "They [Facebook and the FBI] were
looking for conservative right-wing individuals. None were Antifa
The Facebook users whose private communications Facebook had
red-flagged as domestic terrorism for the FBI were all “conservative
“They were gun-toting, red-blooded Americans [who were] angry
after the election and shooting off their mouths and talking about
staging protests. There was nothing criminal, nothing about violence
or massacring or assassinating anyone.
Some of the targeted Americans had posted photos of themselves
“shooting guns together and bitching about what’s happened [after the
2020 election]. A few were members of a militia but that was protected
by the Second Amendment …-NY Post
Once flagged, the private messages were farmed out as "leads" to FBI
field offices around the country, which would then reach out to that
area's US Attorney's Office to legally obtain the private
conversations they had already been shown.
"As soon as a subpoena was requested, within an hour, Facebook sent
back gigabytes of data and photos. It was ready to go. They were just
waiting for that legal process so they could send it," said one
That said, the feds aren't finding much to prosecute.
"It was a waste of our time," said one source familiar with the
19-month 'frenzy' by the FBI to find domestic terrorism cases to match
the Biden administration's rhetoric after the Jan. 6 2021, Capitol
Facebook has denied the allegations in two contrasting statements sent
one hour apart.
"These claims are false because they reflect a misunderstanding of how
our systems protect people from harm and how we engage with law
enforcement. We carefully scrutinize all government requests for user
information to make sure they’re legally valid and narrowly tailored
and we often push back. We respond to legal requests for information
in accordance with applicable law and our terms and we provide notice
to users whenever permitted," said Erica Sackin, a spokesperson at
Facebook’s parent company, Meta.
Then, in a second "updated statement" sent 64 minutes later, Sackin
changed her language to say that the claims were "wrong" and not
"These claims are just wrong. The suggestion we seek out peoples’
private messages for anti-government language or questions about the
validity of past elections and then proactively supply those to the
FBI is plainly inaccurate and there is zero evidence to support it,”
said Sackin, a DC-based crisis response expert who previously worked
for Planned Parenthood and “Obama for America” and now leads
Facebook’s communications on “counterterrorism and dangerous
organizations and individuals." (via NY Post)
The FBI would neither confirm nor deny the allegations, but did
acknowledge that the agency has a relationship with social media
companies that enable a "quick exchange" of information and an
"The FBI maintains relationships with U.S. private sector entities,
including social media providers. The FBI has provided companies with
foreign threat indicators to help them protect their platforms and
customers from abuse by foreign malign influence actors. U.S.
companies have also referred information to the FBI with investigative
value relating to foreign malign influence. The FBI works closely with
interagency partners, as well as state and local partners, to ensure
we’re sharing information as it becomes available. This can include
threat information, actionable leads, or indicators. The FBI has also
established relationships with a variety of social media and
technology companies and maintains an ongoing dialogue to enable a
quick exchange of threat information," said the agency in a statement.
Facebook’s denial that it proactively provides the FBI with
private user data without a subpoena or search warrant, if true, would
indicate that the initial transfer has been done by a person (or
persons) at the company designated as a “confidential human source” by
the FBI, someone with the authority to access and search users’
In this way, Facebook would have “plausible deniability” if
questions arose about misuse of users’ data and its employee’s
confidentiality would be protected by the FBI.
“They had access to searching and they were able to pinpoint it,
to identify these conversations from millions of conversations,”
according to one of the DOJ sources.
Recall in late August Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed to Joe Rogan
that the FBI warned the company about "Russian propaganda" right
before the Hunter Biden story broke - which the company then censored
Mark Zuckerberg tells Joe Rogan that the FBI reached out to
Facebook to put them on notice that the Hunter Biden’s laptop story
was similar to the previous Russian Propaganda and to be on high alert
#joerogan #MarkZuckerberg #JRE pic.twitter.com/ojZHhK3isa
— Giuseppe Mercadante (@itsmercadante) August 25, 2022
In the cases of allegedly surveilled DMs, snippets of private messages
were passed to the FBI, partially redacted and often without context,
and which contained cherry-picked portions of conversations that
highlighted the most egregious statements.
"But when you read the full conversation in context [after issuing the
subpoena] it didn’t sound as bad … There was no plan or orchestration
to carry out any kind of violence," said one of the Post's sources.
According to the report, more FBI whistleblowers are ready to expose
what's going on within the agency.
"The most frightening thing is the combined power of Big Tech
colluding with the enforcement arm of the FBI," said one source.
"Google, Facebook and Twitter, these companies are globalist. They
don’t have our national interest at heart."
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