US Homeland Security Created Files on Journalists
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Friday that it has ordered agents to stop compiling and circulating “intelligence reports” on journalists.
The move came a day after The Washington Post reported that a DHS office had created three reports on two journalists covering demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, that were distributed to federal law enforcement agencies.
The reports, compiled by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, noted that the journalists had published leaked, unclassified documents about the deployment of federal agents to protests in Portland. The office is tasked with integrating DHS intelligence and distributing information to state and local authorities,