FBI & social media monitoring

Following on from Peter’s interesting post about DARPA funding research & development of tools for ‘narrative control’, I spotted this story that the FBI has recently invited proposals to build new social media monitoring tools. Here is a summary and here’s the RFI doc.

Along similar lines to the DARPA research, this appears to go beyond traditional monitoring & surveillance into developing predictive capabilities. This raises a host of interesting questions not least the potentially vast scope – whatever “future actions taken by bad actors” means – as well as privacy rights and jurisdiction (given majority of social media used worldwide is hosted in US).

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