posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 12:48 AM
reply to post by geist0108
I know for a fact that there are government agents on the site. There are military people, civil servants, police and fire and all kinds of government
employees and contractors on the site. Anyone can read what is posted on this site, they don't even need to be members. Bigger question is what do
you think they are monitoring? Heck, if you start threatening lives or to gun down people, the non-government members will report you to the
moderators and your thread will be removed.
I simply do not understand why anyone would be surprised to think that the government would keep tabs on social media. Of course they do; but, 99.9%
of us just are not that interesting. The FBI has flat out said for years that they monitor the web looking for terrorists, pedophiles and other people
worthy of their attention. They don't have the time nor reason to read about peoples relationships, drug use, favorite foods, cat videos or your
Because most of my family was involved in the military, law enforcement or aerospace, everyone in my family had an FBI file. I even dated a woman with
a top secret clearance who worked in aerospace. I think that we can all agree that they should keep an eye on people with clearances and it goes with
the territory. Now, I will tell you some truth that you may not have considered. If you have a top secret clearance and you wife cheats on you or your
kid is using drugs, they won't tell you, they are not allowed to.
I am not particularly thrilled with knowing that the FBI monitored my family growing up. That is one of the reasons I chose not to go into certain
fields. After requesting a copy of my FBI file I was told it did not exist and that if it did exist then they didn't have to give it to me because I
am on a watch list, not a no-fly (at least as far as I know). Do I know why I am on a watch list, no, I don't. It could have something to do with
other family members who still have clearances; but, I can tell you this. I can tell you this, if I posted on this site how I was visiting prostitutes
or smoking an illegal substance, the FBI isn't coming to arrest me.