Commerce Department, ITMS scoured Americans’ social media, did broad keyword searches on employee emails, documents and interviews show.

May 24, 2021 ☼ commercebidensurveillance

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Commerce Department, ITMS scoured Americans’ social media, did broad keyword searches on employee emails, documents and interviews show.

In a fact sheet released Monday summarizing preliminary findings of the review, Wicker said the unit improperly gathered information on foreign visitors and U.S. citizens. Wicker said “the ITMS has mutated into a rogue, unaccountable, police force without a clear mission.” An official report, he wrote, will be released in the coming months.

Sometimes a mission goes rogue under a bureaucrat. More oversight was needed here. Biden appears to be taking this seriously.