Dallas Morning News: Tracked: How Colleges Use AI To Monitor Student Protests

September 20, 2022

But even collecting publicly posted information may harm students’ privacy and speech rights, experts say. Jake Wiener, a lawyer at the Electronic Privacy Information Center also said social media monitoring services may extend the reach of law enforcement agencies beyond what they were previously able to track.

“Something like a social media surveillance program is going to sweep in so much data,” Wiener said. “An officer is going to be far more likely to investigate, and possibly arrest, people who are not actually the types of targets they’re looking for.”

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