US Postal Service - Secretly Keeping Tabs on Americans' Social Media Posts -'Covert Operation'
Blaze Media- The United States Postal Service has been secretly collecting data on Americans' social media posts, Yahoo News revealed Wednesday.
According to a March 16 government bulletin obtained by the outlet, the USPS' law enforcement arm is tracking citizens' social media activity to gather data on a host of topics, including "inflammatory" postings and planned protests, that it shares across multiple federal agencies as part of an effort called the Internet Covert Operations Program, or iCOP.
Yahoo News said the document, which was marked "law enforcement sensitive," specifically mentioned an examination of alleged planned activity for March 20 and was distributed through Homeland Security's fusion centers.
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