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US Department of Defense will launch a program of surveillance of military personnel in social networks

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The American media publish materials that tell that the Pentagon is going to closely monitor the publications of the US military personnel on social networks. In particular, The Intercept writes about this. Bishop Garrison, senior adviser to the Department of Defense, is leading the development of the program for monitoring the activity of the US military on social networks.


The goal is to create and launch a special program that will track the publications of American servicemen in various social networks and reveal the moods in the American army at its various levels.

One of the directions of the program being created is to identify extremist sentiments using an array of keywords and their combinations. At the same time, the specific words from this "array" are not currently indicated by the Pentagon.

Meanwhile, this kind of development is already being criticized in the United States itself. It is noted that monitoring the activities of US citizens, who are also military personnel, surveillance in social networks may violate the fundamental points of American law. An example is the first amendment to the American constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

However, there are obvious problems with freedom of speech and the press in the United States without being tied to the initiative of the American command to monitor social networks. One of the clearest manifestations of the violation of the American constitution can be considered the way Twitter dealt with the account of the then US President Donald Trump, blocking it "forever." Tens of thousands of accounts of other American users were blocked, who expressed doubts about the veracity of the results of the presidential elections. In addition to this, the American intelligence services are still continuing the persecution of those Americans who spoke at the rally in Washington on January 6.
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  1. knn54
    knn54 19 May 2021 08: 07
    +4
    "It's just the flowers, the berries will be ahead" ...
    1. Cat Alexandrovich
      Cat Alexandrovich 19 May 2021 08: 26
      -1
      What? Do not understand!
      1. Egoza
        Egoza 19 May 2021 08: 46
        +6
        Quote: Cat Alexandrovich
        What? Do not understand!

        Translation: "These are flowers, berries in front" True, from the point of view of grammar, it is written with an error. But maybe the author was referring to the "American version"? They often speak and write illiterately.
        1. t-12
          t-12 19 May 2021 08: 54
          +1
          Even abstracting from grammar (there is more than one mistake), will Americans understand the meaning of such a direct translation?
    2. RealPilot
      RealPilot 19 May 2021 23: 22
      +1
      And for this careful control, a black political instructor of creative orientation is required in every division.

      With a set of "toys" and a whip to reveal hidden racists and homophobes!
  2. Woodman
    Woodman 19 May 2021 08: 08
    +2
    The goal is to create and launch a special program that will track the publications of American servicemen in various social networks and reveal the moods in the American army at its various levels.

    One of the clearest manifestations of the violation of the American constitution can be considered the way Twitter dealt with the account of the then US President Donald Trump, blocking it "forever." Tens of thousands of accounts of other American users were blocked, who expressed doubts about the veracity of the results of the presidential elections.
    So this is what it is - democracy and freedom of speech ...
    And we have banned the "bloody red" mate in social networks ... And doubt the elections as much as you like laughing
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 19 May 2021 08: 18
      -1
      The Pentagon is going to closely monitor the publications of the US military personnel on social networks.

      Is it only? How many "smart" warriors we have, they make pictures in the Mordoknik, etc., from the teachings, then from somewhere else.
    2. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 19 May 2021 08: 22
      +2
      another huge democratic step towards human freedom in a free country
    3. Pereira
      Pereira 19 May 2021 08: 37
      +2
      And we have banned the "bloody red" mate in social networks ... And doubt the elections as much as you like laughing[/ Quote]
      We can doubt politely, they can support obscenely.
  3. prior
    prior 19 May 2021 08: 10
    +3
    It has long, long since been asking for an all-American mission to chip all American citizens.
    Either Trumpists, now Blacklavmethists, now the military, now the undervaccinated, ......
    Well, how can you keep track of everyone ?! Gates is failing.
    Give the whole country a chip-on! wassat
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 19 May 2021 08: 24
      +2

      prior (Vlad)
      Today, 08: 10
      NEW
      +1
      It has long, long since been asking for an all-American mission to chip all American citizens.
      Either Trumpists, now Blacklavmethists, now the military, now the undervaccinated, ......
      Well, how can you keep track of everyone ?! Gates is failing.
      Give the whole country a chip-on! wassat
      good !!! Who sums up - that two chips! wink
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 19 May 2021 08: 39
        0
        When all the men become women, and women are men, the chips are not required.
  4. nnm
    nnm 19 May 2021 08: 14
    +3
    I wonder what noise would have been raised, what sanctions would have flown for "violation of human rights", how many meetings of the UN Security Council would have been held if Russia had announced a similar step.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 19 May 2021 08: 22
      +1

      nnm
      Today, 08: 14
      NEW
      0
      I wonder what noise would have been raised, what sanctions would have flown for "violation of human rights", how many meetings of the UN Security Council would have been held if Russia had announced a similar step.
      Colleague, I assure you, the more chaos in Merikatosia, the better it is for us - UNIFORMAL!
      1. nnm
        nnm 19 May 2021 08: 26
        +1
        Yes, that's how to look, colleague!
        On the one hand, the gradual, unhurried, but noticeable frustration of your enemy cannot but rejoice, but on the other hand, who knows which regime on this wave will sooner or later come to power and receive a "red button" in its tenacious blm's paws and control over the global financial system.
    2. Egoza
      Egoza 19 May 2021 08: 49
      +1
      Quote: nnm
      what sanctions would have flown for "violation of human rights", how many meetings of the UN Security Council would have been held if Russia had announced a similar step.

      So they said, that's ... stupid people. Why declare when all this can be done in silence?
      1. Mouse
        Mouse 19 May 2021 08: 53
        +3
        Quote: Egoza
        So they said, that's ... stupid people. Why declare when all this can be done in silence?

        it seems that everything has been done for a long time ... only that's why they decided to publish it ... the question ...
  5. askort154
    askort154 19 May 2021 08: 17
    +2
    .... launching a special program that will track the publications of the American servicemen in various social networks and reveal the sentiments in the American army at its various levels.

    Apparently not everything is so smooth in the American army. Political priests cannot cope and "the coolest patriotism in the world" is blown away.
    1. nnm
      nnm 19 May 2021 08: 28
      +4
      And then their "political priests" at the end of the month will summon them and scold them why they haven't posted a single selfie with a black man in a month or have not joined the gay community on Facebook)))
    2. Pandiurin
      Pandiurin 19 May 2021 23: 37
      0
      Quote: askort154
      .... launching a special program that will track the publications of the American servicemen in various social networks and reveal the sentiments in the American army at its various levels.

      Apparently not everything is so smooth in the American army. Political priests cannot cope and "the coolest patriotism in the world" is blown away.


      On the contrary, it seems that the situation in the army is much healthier than in American society. In the army, there are no beelams, rainbow ones, apparently, too, there are not so many as the democrats would like. Those. the US military remains too conservative and traditionalist, not keeping up with "progressive" changes in civil society.
      By analogy with the French soldiers, the American ones began to write letters about politics.

      Therefore, it is logical that they want to drive the warriors under total control so that they cannot exchange opinions through social networks. Will track moods.
      If people with the wrong views concentrate somewhere or the wrong leaders appear, they will immediately break through the knee, before they organize themselves.
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 19 May 2021 08: 21
    0
    US Department of Defense will launch a program of surveillance of military personnel in social networks
    laughing Right, necha relax! laughing bully For in that Merikatos army lol who is not there: from ... DIKOV, to black-gray-brown-pink-blue! laughing
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 19 May 2021 08: 25
    0
    I wonder how this fits in with freedom of speech and choice in the United States. It is with this term that the Americans hammer everyone, and here already total control turns out
    1. Cube123
      Cube123 19 May 2021 08: 52
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      I wonder how this fits in with freedom of speech and choice in the United States. It is with this term that the Americans hammer everyone, and here already total control turns out

      When you join the US military, "free speech" is replaced by the execution of orders from your superiors.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 19 May 2021 08: 57
        0
        Quote: Cube123
        When you join the US military, "free speech" is replaced by the execution of orders from your superiors.

        Nobody canceled the Bill of Rights for Americans. Moreover, they bend the whole world, with their flawed ideas about freedoms and rights
    2. t-12
      t-12 19 May 2021 08: 59
      +1
      Freedom is okay. Soldiers are free to write whatever they want. And the controlling services are free to read it and take action.
      1. bk0010
        bk0010 19 May 2021 11: 57
        0
        Quote: t-12
        Freedom is okay. Soldiers are free to write whatever they want. And the controlling services are free to read it and take action.
        And then the soldier can take action against the representatives of the regulatory authorities?
  8. Cat Alexandrovich
    Cat Alexandrovich 19 May 2021 08: 28
    -2
    Strange, isn't this the business of OUR intelligence? The Yankees are taking away her bread! wink
  9. Mouse
    Mouse 19 May 2021 08: 33
    +3
    I remembered anecdote ... repeat
    Socialism is the strictest accounting, and control of accounting, and supervision of
    control, and verification of supervision, and analysis of verification, and revision of analysis, and
    audit supervision. So work, comrades! wassat
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 19 May 2021 08: 42
      +1
      Socialism is accounting. And Capitalism is double counting.
  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 19 May 2021 09: 03
    0
    Is it so that beautiful Russian hackers do not find out from the defenders of "democracy" the terrible US military secret? bully
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 19 May 2021 09: 15
      +1
      laughing Do you think the defenders will bite the hacker? They are more interested in hackers nowadays. Hackers are only able to unleash the defenders. laughing
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 19 May 2021 09: 25
        +1
        So we have such, in Tik Tok it is full. Let them work for the good of the Motherland! And if they are transferred to the homeland, it will generally be a terrible thing for the United States.
  11. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 19 May 2021 09: 16
    0
    One of the clearest manifestations of the violation of the American constitution can be considered the way Twitter dealt with the account of the then US President Donald Trump, blocking it "forever."

    Here is the vaunted American Constitution, Freedom of Speech and the same democracy.
    Only the Freedom Monument remained.
  12. cniza
    cniza 19 May 2021 09: 19
    +1
    The goal is to create and launch a special program that will track the publications of American servicemen in various social networks and reveal the moods in the American army at its various levels.


    The goals are correct, but who and how will use the information received, this is the whole trick ...
  13. Aleksandr97
    Aleksandr97 20 May 2021 12: 00
    0
    Democracy has no right to stop at the so-called "Freedom of speech" !!! lol
    After the incumbent president is turned off, any next step will be a petty prank, and the "New Masters of Life" (media corporations, social networks) will hardly take into account the freedoms of individuals outside of their circle !!!