Are Any Of Your Facebook Friends Undercover Federal Agents?

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Law enforcement agents are now making their way into social media where they are covertly spying on users with the intent of gathering information according to an internal justice department document. This document offers an incredibly rare glimpse into privacy and crime-fighting efforts on the internet.

Have you received a friend request from someone you don’t know? That might not be someone you met at a party once but an FBI agent posing as someone else.

The document was obtained in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit and made it clear that FBI agents are logging into Facebook and exchanging messages with suspects, identifying the friends and family of suspects, and browse personal photographs, videos, and posts.