How police across the country are employing social media surveillance

Submitted by JW on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 08:45

In our information requests to police, we asked for contracts with social media monitoring companies, records of correspondence with these companies, documents containing social media monitoring policy, all records of archived social media postings, and more.

All of the contracts we?ve received so far mention a company called Geofeedia - previous reports indicate that Geofeedia also has contracts with ChicagoDetroit and Los Angeles. Because the company was such a common thread, we decided to focus our reporting on Geofeedia, which appears to be the hardest hustler in the social media surveillance game.