New NYPD Social Media Guidelines Say It’s Okay to Use Fake Facebook Profiles to Monitor Citizens

If you received a new friend request recently and it’s not from a foreign spammer or a Taliban official posing as a hot chick, there’s now a chance that it’s an NYPD officer. According to the New York Daily News, the NYPD recently instituted its first official guidelines for using social media to benefit investigations, and police commissioner Ray Kelly has decided that spying on people using fake Facebook profiles is a-okay. Consider it the online version of stop-and-frisk. Amurica!
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