Does the FBI read Metafilter?
May 16, 2001 12:32 AM   Subscribe

Does the FBI read Metafilter? Is the FBI gonna lock you up for what you've posted? Has the internet made it easier for the FBI etc. to survey our reach into the world of ideas and thoughts and add our own? I may go by "crasspastor" and I don't want to be labeled crackpastor, but doesn't it all make sense? Seattle Independent Media reports this as of April 27 2001 as a side note.
posted by crasspastor (9 comments total)
note about the side note: that indymedia report was mentioned on here last month
posted by gluechunk at 12:45 AM on May 16, 2001

Small wonder they lost the McVeigh files!
posted by Postroad at 1:20 AM on May 16, 2001

Thanks gluechunk. I was gonna post it myself, way back then, thought it to be personally too sensational for the likes of me to post and didn't. As I usually filter comments by "recent comments" I missed the scant five comments it garnered. So who knows whether I would have beat anybody to the punch or not. Regardless, whatcha' think of Zinn's essay?
posted by crasspastor at 2:14 AM on May 16, 2001

The FBI is gonna lock me up whether I post here or not.
posted by dfowler at 6:43 AM on May 16, 2001

We're stuck with what we've said here and if one of us turns out to be the next dot com killer, we'll be dissecting his/her posts within hours.
posted by norm at 9:07 AM on May 16, 2001

I wondered whether or not the FBI might be interested in me, what with the drug war, and my involvement with NWTekno and DanceSafe. So I wrote them to ask for my records under the Freedom of Information Act. They didn't have any. Of course now that I've brought myself up to them, they might start paying more attention....
posted by endquote at 10:28 AM on May 16, 2001

The FBI will just send former director Louie Freeh, fresh from the set of a soon-to-be-released film verison of "The Honeymooners," out to plant you one, right in the kisser. If you did anything illegal, and kept evidence online, and the FBI managed to keep up with the files, that is.
posted by raysmj at 11:10 AM on May 16, 2001

There was a rather good book with a rather unfortunate cover called "Alien Ink" that told true stories about the FBI prying into the lives of writers famous and not-quite-so.

Hemingway said the FBI was following him near the end, and it turns out they were!

As King Mob said, "Paranoids are just people who have all the facts."... regards...
posted by drezdn at 11:46 AM on May 16, 2001

Is the FBI gonna lock you up for what you've posted?

Eebl frob griknitz? glomerablik baormebleglox!

posted by Twang at 5:28 PM on May 16, 2001

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