Be careful about what you “like” on Facebook. The Trump administration has reportedly obtained search warrants that would allow them to access the Facebook pages of thousands of anti-Trump protesters. The requested information would include data on almost 6,000 people who “liked” an anti-Trump Facebook page, according to CNN.
The ACLU is fighting the search warrant. The organization claims the warrant seeks information that is not relevant to the federal probe.
“What is particularly chilling about these warrants is that anti-administration political activists are going to have their political associations and views scrutinized by the very administration they are protesting,” said ACLU attorney Scott Michelman.
The warrant requests data going back to November 1, 2016, which as a week before the presidential election. One of the people targeted in this probe ran the “disruptj20” page. This was an organized attempt to disrupt and protest the Inauguration Day events, CNN said.
One of the contested Facebook page users, Emmelia Talarico, said in a court statement that if the government obtained her information, they would have access to her “personal passwords, security questions and answers, and credit card information,” plus “the private lists of invitees and attendees to multiple political events sponsored by the page.”
We look forward to seeing your comments on the effort of the Trump administration to obtain this Facebook information on almost 6,000 people.
Credit: New York Post