Start A Petition

Your Facebook, Twitter and Blog Are About to Be Monitored for References to the Government

World  (tags: world, society, humanrights, freedoms, ethics, politics, interesting, government, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', social media, facebook, twitter, Google+, blog, monitored, referennces, government )

- 1403 days ago -
If you're one of those people that gets a bit vocal about politics, you'll be interested to know that your Facebook, Twitter and personal blog are about to begin being monitored for references to the Government.


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Past Member (0)
Monday July 20, 2015, 8:26 am
Thank you Darren.
Big Brother is alive and well!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 20, 2015, 8:54 am
We have no privacy anymore if we wanna hold onto our gadgets+social media. Become a hobbit+move to the woods. thx Darren

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 20, 2015, 9:12 am
We haven't had any privacy since mobile cellphones came out, long before any social media. . . social media just concentrates things, but without the ability to KNOW your location, your cellphone wouldn't work, and you wouldn't be able to make/take calls. Since the mass public buy in of the technology, the media and marketing world has simply lapped up the potential to sell things by using the same medium.

What this latest piece of news is all about is the lack of control government agencies, etc. are discovering in terms of their ability to steer our thinking and tastes/likes/dislikes in the way they used to with the small number of radio/TV channels there were.

You can also point the finger of blame on good old free market competition. Without that, there would be less emphasis on what everyone thinks of so-and-so running in whichever government you want to choose.

Now, IMAGINE this happening in Russian and China and Korea, etc. where they still have STATE radio and television, so your actions and thinking IS controlled largely by the State. One reason why a lot of Russians think Vladimir Putin is great leader, Koreans think Kim Jong Un is the best thing since sliced bread, and China, where they're NOW beginning to protest against the State.

Yvonne White (229)
Monday July 20, 2015, 2:51 pm
Whaddya mean, "about to be monitored"? They've collected emails & phone calls since the 90's (that we know of)! Why wouldn't they have already been "monitoring" the internet at large???

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday July 20, 2015, 3:06 pm
If they 'were', 'are' or are 'about to' monitor......LMAO I am like toasted. See yas at the camps peeps.

Yvonne, they have been 'monitoring'...they just have it all stored up in bigass mega-memory encripted files on some very big data storage disks somewhere out in the dessert of CA/AZ/NM/UT they just have to comb through....ALLLLLLLLL of it now. That ought to keep them occupied for.......the next century or so.

Barb Knight (1685)
Monday July 20, 2015, 5:40 pm
Good grief!! I don't know what to say about this except, I am posting my comment to my FB page no matter what the Government says....want my family's opinion on this one! TY Darren!!

Beryl L (78)
Monday July 20, 2015, 9:58 pm
they've been watching and listening to us wherever and whenever they can, this is nothing new. Big Brother is not something made up. there are cameras everywhere in the streets too. We have little privacy.

Hugh Smith (112)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 4:36 am
Everything we do is monitored

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 7:21 am
Monitoring has been ongoing for a long time, before cell phones it might of been harder to monitor but groups were still infiltrated.

Well I don't think many people are going to be left out of this. Right wing, Left wing, middle of the road, everyone is talking about the Govt. and has opinions on things.

Guess another reason I'm glad I'm not on FB and I don't own a cell phone either....boy am I still living with the

Maggie D (69)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 12:40 pm
The only thing that surprises me is that they're telling you they're going to be doing it. I used to think that George Orwell was right about 1984 but had the wrong year. It seems now that he wasn't that far off. There are some social media sites other than Facebook and Twitter that are being monitored too.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 3:03 pm
Take a gander at the number of social media sites, extant:

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 8:39 pm
Thanks for the link Darren, I see Care2 is on there. Didn't realize there were so many.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 8:15 pm
Thanks for the link. Cannot even keep my blog up NOW. OMG

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday July 24, 2015, 2:08 pm
Happening even worse than it was in Canada too. We are not activists any more (according to our Prime Minister, we are 'radicals'. I am not on Facebook, nor do I have a cell phone...liiving with the dinosaurs too Dandelion! I do tweet a lot in regards to the pipeline, especially to the west coast, and regarding the logging, fracking, LNG, water, and the Arctic. I think we still have 'Freedom of Speech' in Canada????
Noted and shared with thanks Darren.
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in World

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.