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Should the government be allowed to monitor social media?

Asked by: dabeast5764
  • There are a couple of reasons

    First of all, if you put something on the Internet it can be viewed by anyone who really wants to. It's not just the government. If you don't want your personal information getting out somewhere, it's perfectly fine not to have a social media account. There are lots of things one can do outside of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and so on.

    Second of all, the government monitors Internet to flag potential threats. Obviousl there aren't nearly enough people in the government to spy on each individual person. Instead, if you post something like "I'm going to blow up the airport" it'll be flagged, in fact this probably got read by someone in the government. When they see it has nothing to do with an intention of blowing up an airport but simply serving as an example, it gets unflagged and they don't spy on me . If it's in the context of someone who looks like they may legitimately be a threat (even someone threatening in a way maybe commonly viewed as threatening wouldn't be look at as legitimately threatening by them) then they actually start "spying." However, this is legitimately used for the safety of America not for the simple pleasure of spying.

  • Everything can be seen by anybody anyway.

    Monitor just means observe or watch, so all they would be doing is looking at what you do, they cannot change or block anything you do so it would not violate any freedoms. In addition, it only says social media so they would be observing what literally anybody else can anyway, so there is no difference.

  • The government should be allowed to monitor social media?

    It has been proven that the government and its agencies have already been spying on us through social media for many years. The NSA is spying on its own people that have been here for a long time and love the country they live in. “We assume as Americans that if somebody in the government is looking at your information, it's because they have a reason” (Karen GreenBerg, director of the Center of National Security at Fordham Law School). The evidence provided here show that people who work for government agencies are spying on people through social media to keep the people in check, and to make sure there are no threats to the country and its people. To conclude, this show that people that people have been spied on for many years and have had access to social media to watch you when you are on the web.

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  • It'll decrease troll population

    Why not? The internet isn't really private anyway and people knowing that the government is watching might refrain from doing stupid sh*t on there. There will be less bullying, less trolls and what these types of people do should be against the law, IS against the law, it's harassment. If someone repeats harassing people in real life, they'll get in trouble.

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  • No they shouldn't

    In Canada we have the freedom of speech. That's one of our rights. Therefore the government cannot take it away. Other than that lots of people like to watch porn and I don't think they want everyone to know. I don't think the government should be allowed to block websites we visit and people we follow

  • No the should not

    If the government monitors what we say that will defeat the purpose of our first amendment which is freedom of speech. People should be able to voice there opinion without being worried about whether they will b judged for doing so. Everyone deserves privacy and should be able to freely express themselves

  • No, they shouldn't monitor it

    It denies us our right of freedom of speech, we can say what we want without getting prosecuted so why bother doing anything? The govt. Needs to have a reason to look at our accounts, not just look at everyone's account b/c of a few people. The govt. Protects us and our privacy, but they don't need to monitor it, they need to stop people from monitoring us.

  • No they should not be allowed to monitor social media.

    The government should not be allowed to monitor social media as it begins to form a scare tactic of those afraid that they will be prosecuted for voicing their opinions. This is an indirect violation of the constitution, that allows all people to speak freely without free of being prosecuted.

  • We have a right to keep what we want private

    Our privacy is a right that nobody can take away from us. If there are complaints, they can check it out a bit, but other than that, no. We need to be trusted. There are some bad people that record what you are doing and will stalk you. We cannot have that happen, but if someone is monitoring us, it would be safer and more dangerous at the same time.

  • No, its an invasion of privacy and is unconstitutional.

    We live in the digital age where social media has pretty much become a necessity in our daily life and a common everyday use. That being said, the government controlling our now everyday usage of social media profiles is unconstitutional.

    AMENDMENT IV
    "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated..."

    That is my evidence, it clearly says right there that the government has no business in our papers (in this case, social media is our papers now).

    While the argument can be made that it stops "terror threats", is merely an unjustified excuse as to why tapping into our profiles is okay, put it this way, if a malicious hacker from China is not allowed to access my profile or government profiles alike, then neither are my own government officials.

  • It is an invasion of privacy

    It would be a completely invasion of privacy. As a U.S. Citizen we are blessed to many freedoms. Are privacy is one of those freedoms. I would see it as an illegal search in seizer. In very few circumstances i would feel it would be expectable. An example would be a felony.


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Bullrider22 says2016-05-22T18:15:38.127
One of the benefits given by restricting what is posted is that we can stop people from getting influenced to join ISIS and other terrorist organizations. CIA Director John Brennan says that the interconnected technology of today “help groups similar to ISIS coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate propaganda and inspire sympathizers across the globe . . . A lone extremist can go online and learn how to carry out an attack without ever leaving home.” Since this permits them to extend, do remote attacks, and stay organized out, it has gotten to be harder to dissemble terrorist groups. The extreme nature of ISIS is why the government should control social media.
(http://fordhampoliticalreview.Org/how-isis-recruits-through-social-media/)
Bullrider22 says2016-05-22T18:15:49.327
One of the benefits given by restricting what is posted is that we can stop people from getting influenced to join ISIS and other terrorist organizations. CIA Director John Brennan says that the interconnected technology of today “help groups similar to ISIS coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate propaganda and inspire sympathizers across the globe . . . A lone extremist can go online and learn how to carry out an attack without ever leaving home.” Since this permits them to extend, do remote attacks, and stay organized out, it has gotten to be harder to dissemble terrorist groups. The extreme nature of ISIS is why the government should control social media.
(http://fordhampoliticalreview.Org/how-isis-recruits-through-social-media/)