(Natural News) For decades the U.S. Postal Service has failed to live up to its design: Efficiently handling and delivering the nation’s mail.
The agency is a vital government service so it should not be expected to ‘turn a profit’ in the sense that FedEx, UPS, and other package handlers do. But at the very least, Americans should expect the USPS to break even and operate in an honest capacity.
The postal service is doing neither, apparently.
According to Yahoo! News, the postal service now has a new function: It has become our newest spy entity, running a “covert operations program” that monitors Americans’ social media posts, like we needed another government agency to do that.
The details of the surveillance effort, known as iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, have not previously been made public. The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as “inflammatory” postings and then sharing that information across government agencies.
“Analysts with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) monitored significant activity regarding planned protests occurring internationally and domestically on March 20, 2021,” says a March 16 government bulletin.
“Locations and times have been identified for these protests, which are being distributed online across multiple social media platforms, to include right-wing leaning Parler and Telegram accounts,” the bulletin, which was marked as “law enforcement sensitive” and sent out through the Department of Homeland Security’s fusion centers, added.
The bulletin was sent out in advance of groups meeting in cities around the world on March 20 in connection with an event called the World Wide Rally for Freedom and Democracy, where they would be protesting several things including 5G development and COVID lockdowns. (Related: America literally now has two systems of justice as DoJ refuses to charge Capitol Police officer who shot unarmed pro-Trump protester Ashli Babbitt.)
“Parler users have commented about their intent to use the rallies to engage in violence. Image 3 on the right is a screenshot from Parler indicating two users discussing the event as an opportunity to engage in a ‘fight’ and to ‘do serious damage,’” the bulletin goes on, adding: “No intelligence is available to suggest the legitimacy of these threats.”
First of all, social media platform Parler is not a haven for “right-wing” anything. There are many users who are conservative, true, but the use of “right-wing” suggests ‘dangerous extremism,’ which is not widely prevalent on the platform. So that’s just false, and worse, it’s a lie being spread by a very large government agency that is supposed to protect all Americans, not just those of a particular political persuasion.
Secondly, as always, the people who get to define terms like “inflammatory” and “extremist” are usually extremists themselves who harbor far-left views. If you disagree, then ask yourself why so many conservatives flocked to Parler in the first place; the answer is, the big government left-wing extremists never call out their like-minded brothers and sisters on the really big social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube (which were used to plan the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, by the way, not Parler).
“iCOP analysts are currently monitoring these social media channels for any potential threats stemming from the scheduled protests and will disseminate intelligence updates as needed,” the bulletin goes on.
What is ‘inflammatory’ to one side of the political spectrum is nothing but ‘simple truth’ to the other side. What is legitimate reporting and presentation of facts by a ‘disfavored’ media outlet is deemed ‘fake news’ and ‘propaganda’ by the other. And so on.
But the biggest issue here is the fact that the USPS has been tasked by Joe Biden’s Marxist/Communist handlers to become the nation’s newest spy agency — without an act of Congress and without any discussion of the issue by We The People via our representatives in Congress.
So — is anyone in the Biden regime going to answer for this? Who will be held responsible? Who implemented the program? And what, exactly, constitutes ‘inflammatory’ content?
We’re not holding our breath for answers anytime soon.
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