Social media to be monitored by federal government

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December 2, 2013
Social media to be monitored by federal government
All those tweets and Facebook postings could soon be subject to government monitoring.
By Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Big Brother is watching you — on just about every social-media platform you can imagine.

Tweets, public Facebook posts and YouTube videos could soon be subject to round-the-clock scrutiny by the federal government, a procurement document posted this week by Public Works and Government Services Canada suggests.

Welcome to media monitoring in the 21st century, when simply leafing through a stack of newspapers in the morning is about as antiquated as, well, newspapers.

The federal government is seeking a firm that “continuously monitors social media content on a daily basis in near real time and (can) provide web-based, online media metrics and reporting capabilities.” [READ FULL STORY]


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