US Seo Experts Confirm Surveillance of WaPo reporter
Posted On August 2, 2021
The Washington Post has confirmed the presence of US intelligence agencies in Utah and Idaho to monitor and monitor the reporting of newsworthy information.
The Post reported on Friday that the NSA, FBI, and other US agencies have “taken steps” to monitor the news.
“We are monitoring the activities of several reporters in Utah,” a spokesperson for the Utah Attorney General’s office told the Post.
“The Utah Attorney-General’s office has requested that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence conduct a review of the activities and activities of the FBI and the NSA in Utah.”
The spokesperson added that Utah was the “primary state for many journalists in Utah” and that “the government has made it clear it is looking into how these actions may have impacted newsgathering activities.”
The Post added that the Post is aware of other journalists “who are being monitored by the agencies in other states.”
The state of Idaho is also a hotbed of surveillance.
“I think they’re very well aware of where their operations are,” said Idaho State Rep. Dan Collins, who has been in the state legislature for 20 years.
“If there is an activity where there are significant threats to our community, then we have to make sure that we’re able to make those threats credible and that we have our security personnel.”
Idaho has been a focus of the NSA’s surveillance programs since 2013.
Last year, the state’s legislature passed legislation requiring law enforcement agencies to have “a warrant for a warrantless wiretap or search” and to obtain a warrant for an arrest warrant “for any person arrested” on a warrant.
A bill also required the Idaho State Legislature to enact legislation requiring the Idaho National Guard to conduct surveillance of any “threat of imminent physical harm to Idahoans” and “an individual who is acting in the course of his or her duties as an Idaho state employee.”
Collins said the Idaho legislature “has been doing this for 20, 30 years,” and that the state “has always been a very dangerous place for a reporter to be.”
“I’ve been there for a long time.
I’ve been a reporter, I’ve known reporters for a really long time,” Collins said.
“So, it’s very, very dangerous.
We’re not the only place that’s had these kinds of activities.
And it’s only going to get worse.”