Twitter: Stop Letting Law Enforcement Target Your Users
A Twitter developer and AI platform called Dataminr has been caught scanning the platform for tweets about protesters and racial justice activists, and turning those tweets over to law enforcement, including the Minneapolis Police Department.
Early this year, Detroit police arrested Robert Williams — a Black man living in a Detroit suburb — on his front lawn in front of his wife and two little daughters (ages 2 and 5). Robert was hauled off and locked up for nearly 30 hours. His crime?