A report quoted by Washington Post shows the fact that a specialized team of the CIA – Open Source Center, follows no less than 5 million Tweets and Facebook posts each day. The CIA does this to facilitate the way they predict unbalances in some regions on the world.
Open Source Center does not only operate inside the United States, but also in other embassies and CIA offices all over the world. It seems that the 9/11 Committee made the decision of creating a division to watch over Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.
Although, at first glance, the activity of this CIA division is a bit similar to Big Brother, the group will only follow activities on open communication channels ( Tweets and Facebook posts for example, which can be seen by anybody with an account ).