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Monday, March 11, 2019

he Trump administration has been quietly maneuvering to use Facebook and Twitter to spy on people collecting federal disability payments, The New York Times reported.

Social Security revealed in a budget request last year that it planned to study whether to use surveillance of social media to "expedite the identification of fraud," according to the Times. The paper cited unnamed sources who said the White House and Social Security officials have been working since then to strengthen the proposal.

The aim is to use a form of federal surveillance to monitor social media posts of Social Security disability payment recipients to see whether they're really disabled.

Critics say social media photos and posts may be a poor representation of someone's disability. Judging a mental health issue from a photo, for example, would be nearly impossible.

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Today's "conservative" can tell you everything about someone from a single glance

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-03-11 11:45 AM | Reply

Collection agencies already use social media to search for and and deciding whether debtors are worth pursuing legally. I don't believe anyone could be denied disability based solely on their social media posts, but it would probably prompt a closer look at individuals who publicly post photos which contradict the type of disability they claim to have.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-11 01:22 PM | Reply

Headline fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!! spy in criminals is the correct term.

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-11 05:50 PM | Reply

"Headline fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!! spy in criminals is the correct term." - #3 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-11 05:50 PM

Right at the very top of this thread:

...Trump administration has been quietly maneuvering to use Facebook and Twitter to spy on people collecting federal disability payments
As usual, you do yourself no good by commenting before bothering to actually read what's right in front of your face, sni.

#4 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-11 06:02 PM | Reply

Hans, sniperdiaper, thinks anyone collecting federal disability payments is automatically a criminal.

#5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-03-11 06:02 PM | Reply

"Hans, sniperdiaper, thinks anyone collecting federal disability payments is automatically a criminal." - #5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-03-11 06:02 PM

TH, you're crediting sni with way too much intellectual capacity.

He's like the infinite number of monkeys in front of an infinite number of typewriters who, once every eon or so, posts something semi-literate.

Not that we've seen it here, mind you.

#6 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-11 06:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Veterans are next.

#7 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-03-12 10:18 AM | Reply

Judging a mental health issue from a photo, for example, would be nearly impossible.

Not one photo, but given a collection of the users profile you can gain an incredible amount of information, more than spending hours in front of a shrink.

#5 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS

Why would you treat a SSDI cheat any differently than a tax cheat?

IRS wants to use social media to uncover tax cheats ... should they be able too?
www.miamiherald.com

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-03-12 11:00 AM | Reply

"Headline fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!! spy in criminals is the correct term." - #3 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-11 05:50 PM

Right at the very top of this thread:

...Trump administration has been quietly maneuvering to use Facebook and Twitter to spy on people collecting federal disability payments

As usual, you do yourself no good by commenting before bothering to actually read what's right in front of your face, sni.

#4 | Posted by Hans

You have a very bad reading comprehension problem hands. I said headline fail I did not say the article was wrong.

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-12 11:50 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I said headline fail I did not say the article was wrong." - #9 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-12 11:50 AM

Let's see: The headline reads:

Trump wants to use social media to spy on disabled people
And the summary at the very top of this page says:
...Trump administration has been quietly maneuvering to use Facebook and Twitter to spy on people collecting federal disability payments
So how did the headline fail, sni?

With each post you look stupider and stupider.

#10 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-12 02:30 PM | Reply

This is a witch hunt and harrassment of the disabled. Don't believe what you see on social media.
- orange turd

#11 | Posted by bored at 2019-03-12 11:58 PM | Reply

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