Fake account crisis between Facebook and cops

After the news in the UK-based The Guardian newspaper that the US police department was working with a technology company to analyze user data, a …

After the news in the UK-based The Guardian newspaper that the US police department was working with a technology company to analyze user data, a new crisis occurred between the police department and Facebook.

Banning the creation and use of fake accounts, Facebook has called on the Los Angeles Police Department to stop creating fake accounts.

According to the news in the BBC; Roy Austin, Facebook’s vice president, said, “Not only does the LAPD training papers use Facebook as a clear example for advising officers to set up fake social media accounts, the documents also allow LAPD policies to allow officers to create fake accounts for ‘online investigative activity’. It shows that he has given,” he said.

Austin’s letter states: “While the legitimacy of such policies depends on the LAPD, officers must comply with Facebook’s policies when creating accounts on our services. The Police Department is responsible for all actions on Facebook, including the use of fake accounts, impersonation, and information gathering. should cease operations.

SOFTWARE USED BY LAPD

Documents obtained by the nonprofit Brennan Center for Justice showed that in 2019 the LAPD used Voyager Labs’ social media surveillance software to gather data from suspects’ social media networks, including their friends’ accounts.

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