Facebook spied on private messages of Americans
[i]Facebook has been spying on the private messages and data of American users and reporting them to the FBI if they express anti-government or anti-authority sentiments — or question the 2020 election — according to sources within the Department of Justice.
THE FBI Collaboration Operation
– Facebook red-flagged private messages over the past 19 months and transmitted them to [b]The Domestic Terrorism Operational Unit[/b] at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, without a subpoena.
“It was done outside the legal process and without probable cause.”
– targeted Facebook users were investigated by agents…using covert surveillance techniques
“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 respond to legal requests for information in accordance with applicable law and our terms and we provide notice to users whenever permitted.”
Erica Sackin, Communications, Dangerous Organizations and Individuals for Meta
Sackin, a crisis response expert, previously worked for Planned Parenthood and “Obama for America”