GCHQ using Twitter to ask if anyone’s planning any terrorism
THE UK’s intelligence agency is using Twitter to ask if anyone has any terrorist stuff going on this weekend.
GCHQ hopes to uncover terrorist cells using its unlimited power over Twitter, Facebook and Google+, though obviously it does not bother with Google+.
A source said: “Like every other business, we believe social media to be incredibly important but have no idea why, so we’ve hired people who sound like they know what they’re taking about.
“Each day they post a quirky video and ask who fancies a bit of jihad against the West, or they do a ‘followfriday’ full of radical Islamic preachers and see who takes the bait.
“Like every other business.”
The source said GCHQ tests whether terror suspects are still active by posting a holiday photo on Facebook and then waiting for a death threat.