Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tag: Creating Fake Accounts to Watch You—Here’s How to Spot Them

Cops Breaking Facebook Rules, Creating Fake Accounts to Watch You—Here’s How to Spot Them

by Matt Agorist, Activist Post:

A scathing new report shows that Facebook is teeming with fake accounts—created by police officers to track their adversaries. According to Facebook’s official terms of use, they are against the rules, but cops seemingly couldn’t care less and keep making them anyway.

A recent case out of Memphis exposed the trend of fake law enforcement accounts when protesters reacted to the police killing of 19-year-old Darrius Stewart.

A lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Tennessee uncovered evidence that the police used what they referred to as a “Bob Smith” account to gather intelligence on activists.