(WatchDogReport.org) – The US Postal Service (USPS) has allegedly been spying on you since at least March, and it just now came to light. According to Yahoo, a leaked memo from the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the law enforcement branch of the USPS, showed it tasked analysts to watch your social media and track anything they felt was “inflammatory.”
The funniest part of this is why the Postal Service is calling it the “covert operations program” as if calling it Super Duper Secret will, in fact, keep it a secret https://t.co/4YdOcjh6pZ
— Brian Fung (@b_fung) April 21, 2021
Due to concerns about protests on March 20, the USPIS reportedly started monitoring posts on several social media platforms, including Parler and Telegram. It appears from the memo that analysts were looking solely at Right-leaning posts and groups. However, in the document, the agency states “there is currently no intelligence to suggest specific threats.”
This begs an important question: if no threats exist, why is the USPS running surveillance in the first place? It’s difficult to understand how the same agency who complained about a lack of funding only months ago can suddenly justify scrutinizing Conservative conversations online. Also, why focus solely on Republican posters?
This memo only leaves us with questions, and we need to demand answers.
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