NSA Admits Misleading the American People with “Factsheet”

Tapping the News — Civil Liberties — June 26

NSA Removes Dishonest “Factsheet” from Website

Yesterday, two Congressmen called the NSA out for publishing misleading and false data about the NSA programs on their website. The government continues to try to distract and confuse the American people about the tracking of US metadata. The NSA took down the sheet to address inaccuracies.

 “National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander acknowledged Tuesday that a fact sheet on the agency’s Web site inaccurately described the extent to which the communications of U.S. citizens are protected from the spy agency’s collection of e-mail and other material from technology companies. The agency removed the four-page document Tuesday after lawmakers raised concerns about its accuracy.”