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How ICE Is Using Big Data to Carry Out Trump's Anti-Immigrant Crusade

Last updated: 08-12-2017

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How ICE Is Using Big Data to Carry Out Trump's Anti-Immigrant Crusade

How ICE Is Using Big Data to Carry Out Trump's Anti-Immigrant Crusade
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The federal government is launching a program to automatically and continuously monitor the social media posts of students, tourists, and other visitors to the United States, hunting for any “derogatory” information and tracking their whereabouts, associations, and activities.
The new program, which The Intercept first reported Monday, would give a high-tech boost to President Trump’s call for “extreme vetting” of immigrants by supposedly helping the government detect visitors who might be undergoing “radicalization.


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