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Report: Dataminr Firm Used Twitter Data to Help Police Monitor BLM Protests

HeadlineJul 10, 2020

The Intercept is reporting a controversial artificial intelligence startup with ties to Twitter has been helping police agencies digitally monitor the recent Black Lives Matter protests. The company, Dataminr, which has received funding from the CIA, reportedly surveilled dozens of protests by tracking social media posts and then converting the information into police intelligence packages.

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