‘Project Wide Awake’: How the RCMP Watches You on Social Media | The Tyee

Exclusive: How police are using new software to expand surveillance of citizens’ activities.

By Bryan Carney
25 Mar 2019 | TheTyee.ca

The RCMP is now proactively using software that allows officers to identify and monitor activity on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms by entering keywords. Photo: Shutterstock



Will this be like many police or state initatives that claimed to focus on protecting the public but lead to misuse when adequate transparency and accountability measures not put in place? What about all the false and misleading information on social media, will this not result is misdirecting police resources or innocent people being accused.

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