What You Tweet Will Be Held Against You

Two things that most governments don’t get, sarcasm and how the internet works. If you asked me what countries routinely monitor Facebook and Twitter, I would have replied repressive and corrupt governments such as China or Belarus. But recent events reveal that the United States and other first world nations are actively monitoring for dissident not social networking sites.

The FBI is said to be looking to monitor all public information posted on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The FBI put out a request for proposal on a social networking and monitoring application. You have the right to ignore a friend request from the FBI.

Maybe the FBI is lagging behind social media compared to other agencies because already shortly after news broke out about the deportation of two British tourists after they tweeted the following: Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?

Tweeting that you going to do anything not nice to America will get you deported and barred from entering the country again. I don’t doubt that in the future, as part of the citizen naturalization process, a social media background check will be conducted before you can be made a citizen.

South Korea has detained a South Korean citizen for posting sarcastic comments and images on Twitter about North Korea and maybe charged for retweeting North Korean propaganda under South Korea’s National Security Law. So tweeting, retweeting, and following a North Korean organization is a national security violation in South Korea!?