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Government Surveillance

Al Jazeera: FBI aircraft secretly monitored Baltimore protests

Al Jazeera interviewed CDT’s Greg Nojeim on the potential impacts of surveillance on civic activity in light of recent revelations that the FBI has been secretly monitoring Baltimore protests. 

According to Greg Nojeim, a lawyer focusing on privacy issues at the Center for Democracy and Technology, that shift could stifle free speech and political activity.

“Police monitoring can chill free speech because people don’t speak as freely when they believe that law enforcement or other government entities are recording what they say,” he said.

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