Now, this is a situation to go postal about.
The U.S. Postal Service, according to Yahoo News, “has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests.”
The response to this doesn’t require a deep dive. The post office has no business monitoring social media posts. None whatsoever. Not even close. The job of the post office is to deliver letters, not to do domestic intelligence.
Yet, according to Yahoo, “The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as ‘inflammatory’ postings and then sharing that information across government agencies.”