Well, well, well, it seems like the US government’s online surveillance has expanded yet again. Not content with just monitoring our Facebook and Twitter, they’ve now set their sights on platforms like Twitch, Pinterest, and even OnlyFans. Yes, you heard that right, the same agency tasked with protecting the President is keeping tabs on adult content creators. According to briefing sheets obtained by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the US Secret Service expands online surveillance to include OnlyFans, Twitch, and Pinterest.
But hey, at least they’re concerned about the impact of TikTok on younger users, right? Who needs privacy when we have the government looking out for us like this? The government is reportedly concerned about the impact of these new tech firms, especially TikTok’s influence on younger users, and is actively monitoring them within federal law limits.
However, this has raised concerns over privacy and the extent of government surveillance on citizens’ online activities. The current administration is closely monitoring TikTok and has limited its data collection capabilities.
The US Secret Service has expanded its online surveillance to include emerging platforms like Twitch, Pinterest, and even the controversial adult content site OnlyFans. In a briefing sheet obtained by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the agency revealed it’s not just monitoring popular platforms like Facebook and Twitter, but also certain accounts on these new platforms.
The US government is becoming increasingly skeptical of emerging tech companies, with concerns about the impact of TikTok on younger audiences. Former President Trump tried to ban the app in 2020, but a federal court ruling stopped him in his tracks. However, the current administration is closely monitoring TikTok and has limited its data collection capabilities.
What does this mean for privacy? It’s a valid question given the Secret Service’s monitoring of OnlyFans content creators, which has raised eyebrows in many circles. While online surveillance is not a new practice, the government’s increased monitoring of emerging platforms is concerning. The Secret Service claims it will monitor open-source communications within federal laws and the Constitution’s limits.
However, with social media’s significant influence on politics and culture, it’s not surprising that the government is taking a more proactive approach to online surveillance. Nevertheless, the extent to which the government can monitor citizens’ online activities remains a contentious issue.