Is The DHS Keeping A Secret Database Of Journalists And Influencers?

Published: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 1:45pm
Updated: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 2:54pm
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A new story out of San Diego is raising questions about press freedom in the United States.

A supposed whistleblower inside the Department of Homeland Security leaked screenshots of a secret database labeled, “San Diego Sector,” to reporters at NBC-7 in San Diego.

In it, the personal information for journalists, attorneys and social media influencers are posted in mugshot form. This SharePoint document was accessible by San Diego-sector Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol, ICE, even the FBI — and not because the people on the list were involved in any criminal investigations.

Tom Jones is executive investigative producer at NBC-7 in San Diego, and he’s been working on this story.

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