The Importance Of Social Media On The Government

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"In today_Ñés technologically advanced world, billions of people use the internet to find information, communicate with each other, and entertain themselves through the use of social media. Many people know that the government and local authorities are actively monitoring things on the internet, but to what extent should internet content be monitored? In my opinion, internet content should only be overseen by the government when there are threats to national security, when cyberbullying is taking place or when evidence of crimes are posted online.
Government Surveillance Programs like The Justice Department, IRS, The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Security Agency intercept internet communications. These programs retrieve documents, emails, search histories, and monitor your activity on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. According to, _ÑÒOnce information is in the government_Ñés hands, it can be shared widely and retained for years, and the rules about access and use can be changed in secret without the public ever knowing._Ñù If information is being retrieved by these programs, it is important that citizens know why and how the information is being used.
Recently, the Trump administration announced that it is plans to continue to collect social media information on immigrants in America. The policy says the Department wants to include _ÑÒsocial media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and
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