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State Cops Accidentally Reveal Surveillance of Anti-Police Groups with Browser Screenshot

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The Massachusetts State Police — one of the most secretive law enforcement agencies in the nation — gave its Twitter followers a free look at the First Amendment-protected activities it keeps tabs on by uploading a screenshot showing its browser bookmarks.

Some of the activist groups bookmarked by the state police include Mass. Action Against Police Brutality, the Coalition to Organize and Mobilize Boston Against Trump, and Resistance Calendar.

The MSP did not deny they keep (browser) tabs on protest organizations: “We have a responsibility to know about all large public gatherings of any type and by any group, regardless of their purpose and position, for public safety reasons.

Curated from Techdirt

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