It seems Joe Biden never got the memo that “1984” was a warning rather than an instruction manual.
The 46th President is now working with major tech firms to spy on Americans online, all in the name of combating political “extremism.”
In a report published by CNN, a notable pro-Biden ally in the mainstream media, Biden’s administration is apparently working to outsource a giant assault on Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights by monitoring their online activity.
The focus of the program is to try and identify acts of “political extremism” and “radicalization” online.
Of course, these are just euphemisms for “political ideologies that clash with the President and his allies in Silicon Valley,” but the justification is giving Biden cover to launch the greatest assault on Americans’ right to privacy in decades.
The move comes at a time when politicians in Washington are insisting on using the threat of “domestic terrorism” to discard large portions of the US Constitution, a move which conservatives and libertarians have long warned was in the making.
CNN reports, “The Biden administration is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online, an effort that would expand the government’s ability to gather intelligence but could draw criticism over surveillance of US citizens.”
“Federal authorities can only browse through unprotected information on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook and other open online platforms. A source familiar with the effort said it is not about decrypting data but rather using outside entities who can legally access these private groups to gather large amounts of information that could help [the Department of Homeland Security] identify key narratives as they emerge.”
With this move, Biden has now added yet another item to a long-running list of amendments to the Constitution that his administration is working to undermine.
Biden’s well-known and documented attacks on the Second, First, and Tenth Amendments are now joined by his fourth assault on the Bill of Rights and his recent attacks on the Fourth Amendment.
But not everyone is onboard with giving Biden and Big Tech the ability to unilaterally spy on the American people without a warrant and without due process.
Perhaps shockingly, CNN adds, “Gathering information on US citizens — no matter how abhorrent their beliefs — raises instant constitutional and legal challenges. Civil liberties advocates and privacy hawks have long criticized any efforts to collect even publicly available information on Americans in bulk as a violation of Americans’ First and Fourth Amendment rights.”
Biden’s big push to work with Big Tech and spy on the American people has reportedly been nearly six months in planning, though the Department of Homeland Security refuses to confirm allegations that it is working with major firms in Silicon Valley to monitor American’s online habits.
“Privacy advocates on the Hill have already questioned the Defense Intelligence Agency’s efforts to get around restrictions on collecting Americans’ location data without a warrant by purchasing that data from commercially-available databases.” concludes CNN.