April 7, 2018

DHS: Fears over journalist database 'fit for tin foil hat wearing ... conspiracy theorists'

(CNN)The Department of Homeland Security is pushing back on reaction to reports that it's seeking access to a database of journalists and bloggers, arguing that the move is "standard practice."

A solicitation posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website, the main contracting website used by the federal government, outlines a number of requests from DHS related to media monitoring -- including 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week access to a "media influencer" database that would be made up of reporters, editors and bloggers. Read more.

CNN

Related,
- US Homeland Security wants to track journalists & analyze media ‘sentiment’ (video) - RT
- Homeland Security To Compile A Database Of Journalists, Bloggers And Influencers - Huff Post

- ‘Conspiracy theory’? US Homeland Security wants to track journalists & analyze media ‘sentiment’ - RT

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