Social media, while effective, is also where modern-day surveillance thrives. Here, Black Lives Matter activist Arielle Newton and former Black Panther Rosemari Mealy discuss the pros and cons.
On Wednesday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin asked Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color of Change, what led the organization to ascertain documentation about Black activists was being surveilled by government officials.
Taking a page from the FBI’s COINTELPRO program of the 1960s, “intelligence analysts” from Mall of America in Bloomington, Minneapolis set up a fake Facebook account to identify and monitor local Black Lives Matter activists, who were later arrested and charged for a holiday protest at the mega mall, according to The Intercept. The Intercept’s investigation revealed […]
At the risk of offending my buddy Dubs—who understandably doesn’t like seeing his government name in print—I’ve gotta reproduce this stellar piece of insight he hit a bunch of us with in an e-mail earlier today.
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