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DHS opens investigations into intelligence collection on journalists

August 1, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Friday directed the intelligence branch of his department to cease collecting information involving journalists and ordered a review of the incident that was made public on Thursday.

(CNN)Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Friday directed the intelligence branch of his department to cease collecting information involving journalists and ordered a review of the incident that was made public on Thursday.

The order comes a day after The Washington Post reported that DHS compiled "intelligence reports" about the work of two American journalists covering protests in Portland, Oregon, in what current and former officials called an alarming use of a government system meant to share information about suspected terrorists and violent actors.

News reports revealed that the department's intelligence office had produced Open Source Intelligence Reports that identified reporters and members of the media who had obtained and released official government documents and internal DHS communications, according to Friday's memo.

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