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Media Monitoring Is Commonplace. But What Is It, Exactly?

A government proposal to build a media database was cancelled last year amid backlash. Was the alarm justified?

“Nothing to see here”: DHS said its interest in monitoring journalists was completely benign.

By Rebecca Heilweil

In April of 2018, an online database of government requests for proposals called FedBizOpps posted a solicitation from the Department of Homeland Security. DHS was looking for a media analytics company that…