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Social media platforms have woven sophisticated surveillance and influence technologies directly into the fabric of our day-to-day lives. This is nothing new, as we all know from the ubiquitous ads that most of us have learned to tune out. But what has previously been hidden from sight is that this same technology is now being used by governments, giving them powers they didn’t have before.
Pervasive use of strategic communications in preventing radicalization has been adopted wholesale by other areas of law enforcement, despite a lack of evidence or understanding of potential harm.