ZeroFOX Executives Defend Labeling Black Lives Matter Activists As Threats
Executives of the “social media risk management” firm ZeroFOX have defended an assessment the company produced for Baltimore, which labeled Black Lives Matter activists as “threat actors.” After Baltimore police killed Freddie Gray, an uprising, which included rioting, occurred. ZeroFOX offered pro bono assistance to city officials and produced a “confidential” report identifying supposed threats to the city. It recommended steps city officials could take to protect security, including keeping a close eye on protest leaders.
During Baltimore Uprising, City Officials Criminalized Hashtags & Labeled Social Media Postings as ‘Threats’
In the early moments of the uprising in Baltimore after police killed Freddie Gray, Baltimore city officials monitored social media. The officials labeled activists and other users, who were posting about reported rioting, protest activity, and police action, as “threats.” The spreadsheet listing individuals deemed to have posted “threats” was
Lieutenant Brian Rice may have been unfit for duty when he arrested Freddie Gray unlawfully
The Guardian, a UK newspaper, has uncovered troubling information about Lieutenant Brian Rice of the Baltimore Police Department. Rice is charged with involuntary manslaughter and second degree assault in the death of Freddie Gray. Rice was the highest ranking officer involved in the pursuit and arrest. Even though Gray had