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The FBI Likes Your Water Protectors Post Too: The Do’s and Don’ts

Dakota Access pipeline protest 1Fellow water protectors should think carefully and act responsibly when posting any information about themselves or others – because the authorities are watching

The fight against Dakota Access is not over. Court battles continue, divestment efforts have pulled billions from the company, and resistance all over Turtle Island is ongoing. But while we, water protectors, stand up for the future generations, a massive strategy by state and federal law enforcement seeks to repress and destroy us.

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D.C. police demand Facebook hand over data on Trump protesters


Black bloc participants smash corporate property in Washington, DC, during Trump’s presidential inauguration on Jan 20, 2017.

The D.C. police department subpoenaed Facebook for information regarding several protesters arrested while demonstrating against the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20. Read the rest of this entry

Police are Creating Fake Facebook Accounts to Monitor You — Here’s How to ID a Fake Account


Graphic: American Intelligence Report

by Kristan T Harris, American Intelligence Report, April 23, 2016

Police departments around the nation have taken predictive crime prevention to a new level by building fake user accounts, as well as posing as genuine people to gather information about local events, Tech.Mic reports.

Local agents put on a “digital mask” and pose as “members of the community,” allowing them to gather personal information about suspects they consider a high risk of being involved in a future crime or have existing charges. Read the rest of this entry

Social media a ‘double-edged sword’ in Site C camp injunction

Site C affadvaid photo

Photo from Facebook used in affidavit against Site C dam protesters. Photo: Twitter

by Jonny Wakefield, Alaska Highway News, February 22, 2016

BC Hydro has been monitoring social media to identify people at a Site C protest camp, a B.C. Supreme Court affidavit shows.

The affidavit, filed by BC Hydro lawyer Patrick Hayes, is a key piece evidence in an upcoming injunction to have the camp removed.

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RCMP tracked Toronto activists with fake Facebook profile

The fake RCMP Facebook account of "Bebop Aroonie."

The fake RCMP Facebook account of “Bebop Aroonie.”

Mounties created bogus profile so as to reach out to protest groups from Black Lives Matter Toronto to Idle No More.

Has a waddle of penguins ever “liked” your Facebook page? If so, your account may have been monitored by the RCMP.

Officers with the national police force used a Facebook profile to pose as a broke student so as to communicate with protest groups in Toronto, according to documents obtained under the Access to Information Act.

Through the Facebook page, RCMP agents prodded organizers with seemingly innocuous questions.

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In the online hunt for criminals, social media is the ultimate snitch

Facebook copWarrior Publications Note: Found this article while searching for graphics for the post about Canada’s internet surveillance act.  It shows the ease with which police can monitor, gather evidence and ultimately convict people based on their social media activity.

By Kate Knibbs, Digitial Trends, July 13, 2013

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