posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 11:00 AM
a reply to: jholt5638
Depending on your online activities, you're more likely being watched by advertisers than by big brother.
There's millions of people whose comments get flagged everyday. And there's lots of different reasons why.
There's lots of online behavior that can get you put on watch lists and also get you into trouble with the authorities.
Making terrorist threats, child pornography, drug trafficking, fraud/scams, copyright infringement, bullying ....etc.
You should only be worried if your actions cross the line of legality. Millions of people voice their opinions everyday.
Every American citizen has the right to freedom of speech. Know your rights and use them. Do not be afraid to speak out.
Research cases of people being prosecuted for online expression. There are some examples out there.
Don't associate with violent extremists. Don't promote violent extremist viewpoints. Do not promote violence.
Don't promote breaking the law, don't brag about breaking the law, don't threaten to break the law.
If you are really concerned then you should take reasonable measures to protect yourself.
Which means being informed of your rights and where you might be crossing the line.
When speaking out on a particular topic know the facts and avoid making emotional rants.
For example.... You can say "F.. the police". But I wouldn't post a picture of myself holding an AK-47 with the same caption.