Washington Post: Memphis police used fake Facebook account to monitor Black Lives Matter, trial reveals

Washington Post: Memphis police used fake Facebook account to monitor Black Lives Matter, trial reveals. “Bob Smith said he lived in Oxford, Miss. On Facebook, he “liked” pages for Black Lives Matter, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Memphis Voices For Palestine, Mid-South Peace and Justice, and comedian Rickey Smiley, according to images obtained by The Appeal. ‘I’m not a cop,’ he wrote in a private Facebook message to one activist, adding that he would be interested in attending protests in the Memphis area, but it was a bit of a drive. In lieu of a profile picture, he uploaded an illustration of a Guy Fawkes mask. That’s because ‘Bob Smith’ wasn’t a person of color, as he had claimed online.”

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