It is no secret that Facebook monitors everyone’s posts via their in-house surveillance. However, when law enforcement asks them for help, they turn the police down. In their own way, they are claiming the exclusive right of surveillance on all of your posts.
Facebook is cutting police departments off from a vast trove of data that has been increasingly used to monitor protesters and activists.
The move, which the social network announced Monday, comes in the wake of concerns over law enforcement’s tracking of protesters’ social media accounts in places such as Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore. It also comes at a time when chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says he is expanding the company’s mission from merely “connecting the world” into friend networks to promoting safety and community.