Instagram Monitoring by Law Enforcement

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RFI-EMI-GUY

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Just a few minutes ago my local PD got a call from the County chopper about a band of drivers were convening in a local mall and planning to make some high speed runs. Dispatch updated with a direction of travel and indicated that it had been posted on Instagram. This is second time I have heard of an Instagram intercept locally. The last was during the BLM demonstrations.

I know some products were offered to LE to provide access to social networks inside a defined geographic location. Is this what is going on? Specifics?
 

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I know some products were offered to LE to provide access to social networks inside a defined geographic location. Is this what is going on? Specifics?
Probably.

I remember talking to someone at the APCO trade show many years ago that was selling such a product. It would basically scrub social media and find things in a specific geographical area, or hit on specific key words, etc. and spit them out.

I don't recall the name of the product. I gave them my card, and they pestered the bejebuz out of me for about 2 years.
 

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This type of monitoring is common at schools and major event locations.
I even heard dispatch advise responding units that "scanner apps" were detected in the area of a call.
 

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Anyone else here look through the contents of BlueLeaks when that hit the interwebs this past June..? Law enforcement is most definitely very deeply invested in motoring social media.
 
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THIS is the kind of ****e our Police friends, relatives and neighbors have to put up with each shift ---->
Whatever it takes to end this insurgency against America is fine by me. Use their "social justice" worrier bs against the rioters.
 

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Don't post stuff online, unless you want your friends, random strangers, the local police, FBI, NSA, ISIS, al-Qaida, and all your crazy exes to see it.
 

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Many corporations and law enforcement have companies monitor social media looking for certain keywords.

Noting new and this thread has already started to go down the political rabbit hole.
 
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