Chief postal inspector tells lawmakers that social media monitoring began after George Floyd protests

Chief postal inspector tells lawmakers that social media monitoring began after George Floyd protests

Yet now it’s Republicans leading the charge against the USPS, after it emerged that iCOP was monitoring right-wing social media accounts following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. It’s unclear if news that the program was also tracking protests related to Black Lives Matter will prompt Democratic lawmakers, who have so far been silent about the program, to join their GOP colleagues in asking for more answers.

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The Postal Service is running a ‘covert operations program’ that monitors Americans’ social media posts