Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter et al will now, more than ever, be like the infamous “Democracy Wall” in Red China during the Cultural Revolution. To quote from a song, “It’s the same as it ever was . . . The same as it ever was.” — S. Byron Gassaway
Using private contractors to monitor social media sites would give DHS a work-around to warrant requirements. The government is required to obtain warrants before accessing private messages and social media accounts. However, in the new reported plan, the private contractors could tell the government officials what information they saw, thus avoiding the warrant application.