Latest topics
» Hoaxster Update - Jussie Smollett in Custody
Today at 10:01 am by PurpleSkyz

» Moon Hoax; "Apollo Fails The Polygraph Again!"
Today at 9:57 am by PurpleSkyz

» FULL Benjamin Fulford 2-18-19… “Bankrupt US government issues fake bonds in doomed attempt to keep afloat”
Today at 9:48 am by PurpleSkyz

» Is Tulsi Gabbard for Real? America Is Ready for a Genuine Peace Candidate
Today at 1:01 am by PurpleSkyz

» Wings are born on those with freedom of Spirit
Today at 12:56 am by PurpleSkyz

» Fastwalker red band of light passes satellite
Today at 12:53 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ The Best UFO Sightings Of 2019 plus MORE
Today at 12:50 am by PurpleSkyz

» Linda Moulton Howe Live 02/20/2019
Today at 12:43 am by PurpleSkyz

» 'Young Blood' Transfusions to Prevent Aging Are Unproven and Risky, FDA Warns
Today at 12:42 am by PurpleSkyz

» Last Messages - 2019 IS STRANGE Part 2 // FEBRUARY
Today at 12:35 am by PurpleSkyz

» Sinkholes force evacuation of Seawatch neighborhood in Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada
Today at 12:32 am by PurpleSkyz

» Science Says Humans Have a Magnetic 6th Sense – We Can Sense More Than We See
Today at 12:28 am by PurpleSkyz

» Celestial "Fab Five" in the Sky & Spectacular Line-Up of Three Bright Planets
Today at 12:26 am by PurpleSkyz

» FADE to BLACK w/ David Icke, Qarmy : in the Matrix/Shady Grooove plus more
Today at 12:25 am by PurpleSkyz

» POOFness for FEB 20: MIDWEEK BULL SH*T BY ZAP FRAUDKOWSKI
Today at 12:18 am by 4-truth

» #LIVE - Nightly #News with #LadyDragon @POTUS
Yesterday at 10:21 pm by LadyDragon

» No Memes Allowed - Jussie Smollett’s hoax
Yesterday at 7:51 pm by PurpleSkyz

» #LIVE #QANON NEW Q MUELLER INVESTIGATION COMING OUT SOON @POTUS
Yesterday at 6:03 pm by LadyDragon

» ‘Sea Of Plastic’ Discovered In The Caribbean Stretches Miles And Is Choking Wildlife
Yesterday at 4:07 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» 1080, CHEMICALS, DOC, NEWS, NZ, NZ GOVERNMENT, POLLUTION
Yesterday at 4:06 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» Leaving Egypt
Yesterday at 4:04 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» This is just a natural sky phenomenon? Sun pillar with triangular clouds above the pillar?
Yesterday at 2:23 pm by PurpleSkyz

» AI: The Prize or the Problem. Richard Dolan Intelligent Disclosure.
Yesterday at 2:20 pm by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ Very fast UFO Caught on video by drone over Moncton, Canada plus MORE
Yesterday at 2:19 pm by PurpleSkyz

» NIBIRU News ~ More Strange Sightings on This Broadcast Folks plus MORE
Yesterday at 1:57 pm by PurpleSkyz

» #QTard Drama Theater - You Are The News Now plus more
Yesterday at 1:55 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Putin orders Russian brand of ‘green’ non-GMO produce to be set up
Yesterday at 1:21 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

»  Arizona seeks to mandate DNA collection… and those sampled would be made to foot the bill
Yesterday at 1:20 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» What Bernie Said During His Announcement for Prez Should Concern You!
Yesterday at 12:04 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» LA, CA: Rare Mega Storm Lasting Weeks, 3 X's The Damage of Major Earthquake
Yesterday at 12:02 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» American Telemetry | UAP
Yesterday at 12:02 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» Abracadabra! Today The President Is Signing a New "DEBT WARRANT." By Gregory Mannarino
Yesterday at 12:01 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» Chinese Data Leak Reveals Millions of People Being Tracked by Surveillance Network
Yesterday at 12:00 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

CLICK THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER

A 2ND EMAIL COMPLETES THE ACTIVATION PROCESS




CLICK THE PURPLE BUTTON TO VIEW OUR LATEST POSTS






CHARITY WATER PROJECT
100% OF DONATIONS GOES TO PROVIDING CLEAN WATER TO THOSE IN NEED


www.charitywater.org

1 in 10 people lack access to clean water. We’re on a mission to change that. Here’s how.



Private donors cover our operating costs so 100% of your donation will bring clean water to people in need.

www.charitywater.org




You are not connected. Please login or register

Out Of Mind » THE INSANITY OF REALITY » GOVERNMENT & THE NEW WORLD ORDER » FBI Given Powers To Set-up Fake Alternative News Websites

FBI Given Powers To Set-up Fake Alternative News Websites

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin
FBI Given Powers To Set-up Fake Alternative News Websites

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Sean Adl-Tabatabai i





The FBI have been granted permission to impersonate journalists and set-up fake alternative news websites when conducting an investigation. 

The new rules will grant the agency permission to entrap independent journalists and whistleblowers before they go public with information that could be deemed ‘subversive’.
US News reports:
The conclusion sparked consternation across social media by journalists, civil rights groups and some legal experts, who have argued that the practice – by its very existence – threatens to heighten public mistrust of reporters, damage journalists’ credibility and have a chilling effect on sources and whistleblowers who may fear that their contacts in the media are actually undercover agents.
“The Associated Press is deeply disappointed by the Inspector General’s findings, which effectively condone the FBI’s impersonation of an AP journalist in 2007,” Associated Press Vice President Paul Colford said in a statement. “Such action compromises the ability of a free press to gather the news safely and effectively and raises serious constitutional concerns.”

The inspector general’s report acknowledged that the practice calls for “a higher level of approval” by FBI supervisors than was in place in 2007. Policies on impersonating journalists at the time were “less than clear,” it found. However, a new interim policy adopted this June – one that permits agents to pose as journalists so long as they get approval from two high-ranking officials and an undercover review committee at headquarters – meets that requirement.
“We believe the new interim policy on undercover activities that involve FBI employees posing as members of the news media is a significant improvement to FBI policies that existed,” the inspector general wrote in the 26-page report.
The Associated Press and the American Civil Liberties Union, however, maintain the new measures are insufficient.
“The FBI guidelines adopted in 2016 in response to this incident still permit the FBI to impersonate news organizations and other third parties without their consent in certain cases, and fail to address the host of other dangers associated with FBI hacking,” ACLU legislative counsel Neema Singh Guliani sad in a statement.
The review stemmed from a June 2007 investigation into a series of bomb threats sent by email to Timberline High School outside Seattle. The emails sparked repeated evacuations over the course of a week. The culprit, later found to be a 15-year-old student, masked his location by using proxy servers, and local law enforcement ultimately appealed to the FBI for help.
An agent with the FBI’s cybercrime task force, posing as an editor for the Associated Press, contacted the suspect by email, eventually sending the teen fake news articles and photographs that hid a trace program:
As soon as the boy clicked one of the photos, his location was revealed to agents. He confessed shortly after his arrest, and he pleaded guilty July 18.
It wasn’t until seven years later that the FBI’s methods were revealed: Christopher Soghoian, an activist and principal technologist at the ACLU, and previously a technologist at the Federal Trade Commission, tweeted a link in October 2014 to internal documents posted to the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which had been obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request in 2011. Buried on pages 61 and 62 were apparent copies of fake Seattle Times news stories the agents were then planning to email.

The Seattle Times broke the story that day. It soon spread nationwide. The Associated Press sent a letter to then-Attorney General Eric Holder, protesting the method. Other newspapers also expressed concern, joined by groups like the Committee to Protect Journalists and the ACLU.
FBI Director James Comey has previously called the practice “lawful and, in a rare case, appropriate:”
“That technique was proper and appropriate under Justice Department and FBI guidelines at the time,” he wrote in a New York Times op-ed in November 2014. “Every undercover operation involves ‘deception,’ which has long been a critical tool in fighting crime. The FBI’s use of such techniques is subject to close oversight, both internally and by the courts that review our work.”


Thanks to: http://yournewswire.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum