Postal Service ‘wildly unprepared’ to answer allegations it spied on Americans

The U.S. Postal Service failed to answer basic questions about its alleged spying on Americans in a private briefing with House members, according to lawmakers who attended, deepening concerns that the agency is targeting conservatives.

The apparent snooping by the Postal Service’s Internet Covert Operations Program, or iCOP, came to light in an iCOP bulletin about monitoring “right-wing leaning Parler and Telegram accounts” in anticipation of protests last month.

The bulletin, which was published by Yahoo News, noted that iCOP analysts monitored users on Facebook and Twitter as well.


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