by Damjan Tutarkov
The Biden administration is reportedly considering working with private companies to keep an eye on “extremist” speech online.
Anonymous sources told CNN that the process would not include “decrypting data but rather using outside entities who can legally access these private groups to gather large amounts of information that could help DHS identify key narratives as they emerge.”
Currently, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) powers for how it can monitor Americans’ online speech are limited to reviewing posts that users share publicly while private messages are off-limits.
But according to “multiple sources” who spoke to CNN, the DHS is looking to circumvent these restrictions by working with outside firms with “more visibility in this space.”