Once again we have a zilla that fails to fully deliver. The headline sounds scandalous enough, so much so that Daily Kos gets the Oppo of the day. But, outside of the choir room, this song will sing flatter than pancakes being sucked into a black hole. Well, I guess anything stuffed into a black hole will tend to be ultimate flatted, so to speak.
Do let me get back on point, because that’s what you pay for. This little ditty reveals that, shock, government spies on protests, and they hire ‘private’ companies to do this work sometimes. Still, if you’re a leftzilla, I understand why this would be like someone metaphorically spilled vegetables in your ice cream (unless you’re into that sort of thing). Let’s let the winner, Daily Kos, shock us with their zilla.
Daily Kos – Government documents obtained by a coalition of immigrant rights group under the Freedom of Information Act show that the Trump administration was using a private cybersecurity company to monitor the hundreds of nationwide protests last year organized by Americans outraged over its family separation policy, adding to the disturbing pattern of surveillance and targeting of critics under the Trump administration.
“The documents include a list disseminated by [Homeland Security’s] Office on Intelligence and Analysis of more than 600 protests that took place in June 2018, when public horror at children being systematically ripped from their parents became widespread,” the American Immigration Council said. A firm called LookingGlass shared the information, including Facebook Event IDs and logistics such as time and location, with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s investigative arm.