Facebook Warns LAPD to Stop Using Fake Accounts to Spy on Suspects

Facebook Warns LAPD to Stop Using Fake Accounts to Spy on Suspects


Facebook has reportedly contacted the Los Angeles Police Department demanding that they stop setting up fake profiles to spy on suspects.

BBC News reports that Facebook (now known as Meta) has formally contacted the LAPD to request that the police department stop using fake profiles on Facebook’s platform to surveil its users. It was recently revealed that the U.S. police department had been working with a tech firm that analyzes Facebook user profiles in an effort to solve crimes.

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers wear facial covering while monitoring an “Open California” rally in downtown Los Angeles, on April 22, 2020.  (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

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