A new force in monitoring and surveillance
The rapid growth of communication taking place on social media is a trend that law enforcement and public safety officials can no longer ignore. Geofeedia is a location-based social media discovery platform that uses a proprietary algorithm to find “geotagged” data.
For the average user, social media serves as a way to communicate with friends, document surroundings, and conduct business. But social media has a dark side, where it can be used to facilitate, report, and foreshadow criminal activity. Teens publicly threaten and bully classmates, organized criminals communicate plans and antagonize rivals, and dangerous offenders share valuable insight into their actions and intentions. An increasingly large number of these social media posts are being generated from smartphones and other devices that automatically attach geographic coordinates identifying the user’s location.