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ACLU Dumps Docs On Social Media Monitoring Firm Geofeedia; Social Media Platforms Respond By Dumping Geofeedia

Surveilling citizens engaged in First Amendment-protected activity? That's just how Geofeedia rolls. Records obtained by the ACLU show the private company pitched its "firehose" connection to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as a way to monitor the situation in Ferguson (during the 2014 protests) and "stay one step ahead of the rioters." Geofeedia itself didn't do anything illegal.
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