FBI agents have been given the go ahead from Washington to
impersonate journalists when conducting investigations. Naturally, civil rights groups, legal experts, and other watch dog organizations are critical of the move since the FBI has a history of entrapment.
US news reports:
FBI agents may impersonate journalists while conducting undercover
investigations, and an agent who posed as an editor with the Associated
Press during a 2007 investigation did not violate agency policies, the
Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General found in a report
The conclusion sparked consternation across
social media by journalists, civil rights groups and some legal experts,
who have argued that the practice – by its very existence – threatens
to heighten public mistrust of reporters, damage journalists’
credibility and have a chilling effect on sources and whistleblowers who
may fear that their contacts in the media are actually undercover
The government has long been engaged in these types of activities and has an entire online campaign called Operation Earnest Voice to spread pro government propaganda and argue or troll anyone who challenges this propaganda.
So the next time you encounter some one who is overtly pro government, remember what you read here. The same goes for journalists claiming to represent a certain news outlet but are trying to elicit incriminating information from you.
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