Act Could Give Police More Access To Your Facebook. Because Terrorism
The bill, introduced Tuesday, would force sites like Facebook and Twitter to report "terrorist activity."By Leah Becerra | December 9, 2015
A once-scrapped plan that would force tech companies to report any online terrorist activity on their sites has resurfaced following the mass shooting event in San Bernardino.
The Requiring Reporting of Online Terrorist Activity Act is modeled after another law that requires tech companies to report online child pornography to law enforcement if and when the firms discover it.
This new act's connection to last week's shooting is a Facebook post by one of the shooters. The social networking site told the The New York Times the woman had "declared allegiance to the Islamic State on Facebook at roughly the time of the shooting on Wednesday." (Video via CNN)