RT America -- January 27, 2015
The Department of Justice has built a massive system capable of tracking American drivers using a nationwide system of automated license plate readers and cameras, according to new documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union. Lawyers with the organization obtained files through a Freedom of Information Act request revealing a vast network of sensors that can read a car’s license plate number, determine its direction of travel, record the amount of time it has been traveling and then store the data in a database increasingly accessed by multiple government agencies. RT’s Ameera David explores how it works.
The “dynamic, truthful opinion” offered by US media has taught Americans not to trust RT and RT America, leaving the network with a “tiny, tiny audience,” according to veteran State Department official Victoria Nuland. Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC on Tuesday, the diplomat who consistently downplays her own role in the unfolding unrest in Ukraine joined a chorus of others in the federal government who are disparaging the news organization. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan has more on these latest comments.