Award-winning investigative journalist James O'Keefe recently posted a video expressing concern about potential surveillance or hacking after experiencing unusual behavior on his smartphone while trying to open an app. O'Keefe, known for his work with Project Veritas, highlighted the incident in a video, suggesting a degree of paranoia and raising questions about possible targeting.
O'Keefe's concerns are rooted in a broader context of increased government surveillance, particularly targeting conservative individuals and groups. His video, which humorously references his role as "the Ashton Kutcher of the conservative movement," captures a sense of unease about potential intrusions. The flashing label "Creepy!!" adds a layer of irony to the situation.
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The Catholic Herald's revelation of the FBI spying on "traditionalist U.S. Catholics" and the recruitment of individuals to infiltrate Catholic churches underscore the concerns about targeted surveillance. The alleged tracking of Americans who traveled to Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, by the Biden administration further contributes to a growing narrative of privacy erosion.
O'Keefe's experience serves as a reminder of the potential for surveillance, especially for those engaged in investigative journalism or conservative activism. The reference to "Big Brother" watching echoes the concerns raised by George Orwell in "1984," emphasizing the need for vigilance in an era where technology and government actions sometimes mirror dystopian fiction.