Lawmakers Take Closer Look at DHS’ Social Media Monitoring
by Luisa Castellanos, Communia Blog, Woodrow Wilson Center, February 17, 2012 at 10:40 am
There have not been many unifying issues for House Republicans and Democrats this congressional session. But, in a rare moment of bipartisanship, members of both parties took time at a Feb. 16 hearing to raise concerns with officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the agency’s approach to social media monitoring. The House Homeland Security Committee’s counterterrorism panel held the hearing, which sought to examine the intersection between DHS’ monitoring of social media channels and online news for real-time information on disasters and ensuring privacy for users of Twitter, Facebook and myriad other online forums. …
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- Department Of Homeland Security Tells Congress Why It’s Monitoring Facebook, Twitter, Blogs (fastcompany.com)
- Lawmakers to Homeland Security: Social Media Monitoring Threatens Free Speech (mashable.com)
- Privacy Tussle Brews Over Social Media Monitoring – PCWorld (pcworld.com)
- Congressional Hearing: DHS Monitoring of Social Networking and Media (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- Lawmaker Demands DHS Cease Monitoring Blogs, Social Media (wired.com)
Tags: Communia, crisismapping, Crowdsourcing, DHS, Facebook, Homeland Security Department, SMEM, Social Media, social media monitoring, Twitter, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States House Committee on Homeland Security, Wilson Center
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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