Facebook on LAPD: Do not create fake accounts to track citizens

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The Los Angeles police want to put a brake on Facebook, after the Guardian revealed that it creates fake social media accounts to monitor citizens.

According to the letter from Meta, the LAPD violates the policies of the proper use of the service, the purpose of which is to “connect real people with authentic identities”. However, security experts disagree with Facebook’s stance, considering it acting.

“It simply came to our notice then Facebook to become the focus of so many problematic communications, from pedophile and terrorist communications to COVID misinformation. However, they seem to care more about the abuse of the platform by the LAPD than they do about its abuse by China or Russia. You are not something special if you have a social media platform. “If there is no rule that says you can not have a secret police officer in a church, why is a social media platform different?” Said security expert Robert Potter.

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