Tweet Your Way To An FBI Raid

Once again, the government is finding a way to use Twitter and other social networking platforms as tools to curtail civil liberties. Elliot Madison and Michael Wallschlaeger of Queens, New York were arrested on charges of hindering apprehension, criminal use of communication facility and possessing instruments of crime. The charges stem from Madison and Wallschlaeger setting up shop in a hotel room with some police scanners and sending texts and tweets to demonstrators about police movements during the G20 demonstrations in Pittsburgh.

The FBI raided the home of Madison, spending 16 hours snatching everything from computers and cell phones to gas masks, books and apparently a picture of Lenin.

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