Irish government seeks to monitor citizens’ social media posts and possibly to archive those posts

Irish government seeks to monitor citizens’ social media posts and possibly to archive those posts

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The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is seeking tenders for media monitoring, including the monitoring of social media platforms and broadcast media for “keywords” that may flag issues to it.

It is likely that such monitoring, if the contract ultimately materialises, would include details of what people are discussing in public threads on Twitter and Facebook and other platforms.

Source: Department seeks tender to monitor social media for ‘keywords’

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