The FBI was accused of acting like The Stasi last night, after posting a tweet encouraging people to report their friends and family members for suspected extremist behaviour.
The Tweet also linked to a website where people could go and learn how to spot suspicious behaviours and then report them to the bureau.
The social media backlash was swift, with many users accusing the FBI of situating itself as the secret police. Others claimed that the bureau was effectively trying to police people’s thoughts.
Since the pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill in January, FBI Director Christopher Wray has testified before Congress that the anti-government sentiment responsible for the affray has been “metastasizing” in the US for years, and that “the problem of domestic terrorism … is not going away anytime soon.” Former Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi was more explicit last month when he called for the arrest of high-level Republicans to “really tackle terrorism, this time domestically.”
It’s about much more than the Capitol riot, which by the way, had all the hallmarks of a staged event, but that’s another story. They’re far more interested in so-called “anti-vaxxers” and the opponents of lockdowns and vaccine passports.
The FBI is coming for those who disseminate information about Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset, Bill Gates control of global academia and the WHO, vaccine injuries and the climate change hoax.
It’s classic problem, reaction, solution. The capital riot was the manufactured problem, the reaction was public outrage, the solution is more surveillance and the demand that people spy on their families and friends. We’re here now.
Family members and peers are often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence. Help prevent homegrown violent extremism. Visit https://t.co/bql36iSbig to learn how to spot suspicious behaviors and report them to the #FBI. #NatSec pic.twitter.com/ZwJp5h5bWD
— FBI (@FBI) July 11, 2021