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Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit ‘Radicalizers’

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Now we get to the second phase of understanding the Surveillance State – once you have vacuumed up all this private information from everyone, what do you do with it? Answer: blackmail, extort, and destroy. Information is power, the power to punish your perceived enemies and reward your friends and the NSA’s mastery of the internet gives them access to a lot of information.

According to a top-secret document released by Edward Snowden, the NSA has been collecting information on people who visit porn sites as part of a plan to damage the reputations of political opponents.

The document, provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, identifies six targets, all Muslims, as “exemplars” of how “personal vulnerabilities” can be learned through electronic surveillance, and then exploited to undermine a target’s credibility, reputation and authority…

Among the vulnerabilities listed by the NSA that can be effectively exploited are “viewing sexually explicit material online” and “using sexually explicit persuasive language when communicating with inexperienced young girls.”

Yes, the government is keeping track of you looking at porn. Kinky.

None of the six targets listed in the documents are terrorists or even suspected of being terrorists by the NSA. Instead, they are being targeted for alleged “radicalizing” of other people on social media. Which is to say they are saying bad things about America online. Clearly grounds for a government campaign of personal destruction.

According to the document, the NSA believes that exploiting electronic surveillance to publicly reveal online sexual activities can make it harder for these “radicalizers” to maintain their credibility. “Focusing on access reveals potential vulnerabilities that could be even more effectively exploited when used in combination with vulnerabilities of character or credibility, or both, of the message in order to shape the perception of the messenger as well as that of his followers,” the document argues.

Nixon lives. Or at least the creepy programs he and his team used on people like Daniel Ellsberg. The NSA was also involved in eavesdropping on MLK and other civil rights and antiwar activists.

So the new rule is if you insult the US government on Youtube or Facebook you better be prepared to have your life turned upside down? Because that doesn’t sound like a free society.

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Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.