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Okay, I saw a post about domestic security keywords on ilovecharts, but I’m more interested in this ‘border violence’ set…. because I use a lot of these tags.

From the Daily Mail:

The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as ‘attack’, ‘Al Qaeda’, ‘terrorism’ and ‘dirty bomb’ alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like ‘pork’, ‘cloud’, ‘team’ and ‘Mexico’.

Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats. 

The words are included in the department’s 2011 ’Analyst’s Desktop Binder' used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify 'media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities'.

Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that ‘reflect adversely’ on the government.

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    Nigeria and Somalia are apparently code words for terrorism, fuck this.
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    Huh. My last name is on this.
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    Christ on a goddamned fucking cracker.
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    Interesting, many of these words have been covered extensively on this blog as well as some of our personal blogs as...
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