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DHS is now following you on Twitter!

An average of 600 tweets appear on the Internet every second. This extraordinary volume of online content proved seductive to the Department of Homeland Security. It launched a recent initiative to search social media sites for dozens of key terms, such as “cocaine,” “militia” and “radicals.” By searching for terms listed in a DHS report, CIR used Storify to collect just a few of the messages, images and videos that could feasibly cross the government’s radar.