Email Confirms Bank Of America’s ‘Social Media Trolling’ Spy Team

“Bank of America has a team of 20 people and that’s all they do all day”

Mikael Thalen
Story Leak

An email uncovered through a Washington state public records request has confirmed the existence of a Bank of America “social media trolling” spy team, used to carry out surveillance on multiple political groups.

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Published by Washington state activist Andrew Hendricks, the email, dated September 23, 2013, details a conversation between Bank of American’s Global Corporate Security Vice President Kim Triplett-Kolerich, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and one redacted recipient.

Discussing the then upcoming Anonymous “Million Mask March” at the state’s capitol, Kolerich, who previously spent over 25 years in the Washington State Patrol, details the bank’s superior ability to track political groups.

“If you find any intel on Anarchists or Occupy Protesters please let me know – I will most likely find it first as Social Media trolling is not what the WSP does best,” Kolerich says. “Bank of America has a team of 20 people and that’s all they do all day and then pass it to us around the country!!”

Whether Kolerich is referring to a specific Washington state based team or the total number of paid “trolls” is unclear, though the possibility of multiple nationwide teams seems much more likely.

Comments made earlier in the email by Kolerich reveal the bank’s private history with law enforcement as well, specifically regarding previous and upcoming “intel” exchanges.

“May Day I will pick your brain for intel and I will give you a lot also,” Kolerich says. “The Public-Private partnership worked great last year and hopefully being ahead of the anarchists will protect all of you from protests/arrests/injury.”

Page 12 of the public records release, which details an October email exchange, also shows the bank’s relationship with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) as well as the state’s Homeland Security run Fusion Center.

“Sorry for not getting back to you sooner – hectic weeks lately with foreclosures and this MMM march,” Kolerich says. “We are not seeing much – I understand the WSP is ramping up but I haven’t checked with the Fusion Center and JTTF…”

The permitted three-hour protest, which drew around 100 peaceful protesters to the state’s capitol, was surveilled by multiple agencies as well as a fixed wing aircraft, costing taxpayers over $28,000.

While Kolerich can only be linked to law enforcement groups in Washington state, the likelihood of the bank sharing its spy data with countless agencies across the country is apparent.

This follows and gives even more validity to a major data release by Anonymous last year, where information on an unsecured server pointed to Bank of America’s spying as well.

Similar to the NSA’s collusion with private companies, the records release represents yet another example of the government using private groups to spy on Americans.

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9 comments on “Email Confirms Bank Of America’s ‘Social Media Trolling’ Spy Team
  1. […] Email Confirms Bank Of America’s ‘Social Media Trolling’ Spy Team (mountainrepublic.net) […]

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  2. […] Email Confirms Bank Of America?s ?Social Media Trolling? Spy Team | Mountain Republic Modified Redacted Dorsey Combined Emails PD 13-1055-0357 Removed Two Pages Detailing Organizers Home Address In a "public/private partnership" Bank of America has been gathering intel on people who have been opposing the mass foreclosures and bail outs, both liberal and conservative. On the right they've been gathering "intel" on the "free market" people who think the state should have nothing to do with the economy and within the left on people who attend Occupy events or protests against financial institutions. From what it looks like Bank Of America has hired a full time staff of 20 people who's only job is to "troll" political forums looking for information to pass to law enforcement in a joint effort to, well, I'm not sure what they're goal is. Thoughts? […]

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  3. […] Email Confirms Bank Of America’s ‘Social Media Trolling’ Spy Team […]

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  4. Paladin Justice says:

    I taught the virtues of free markets for 30 years to university students, mixing in libertarian (Austrian) viewpoints. What we have now is no longer a free market, but state-sponsored crony capitalism. I do business with a local credit union and hope to always avoid businesses that are part of the power elite structure. No patriot should do business with Bank of America. But hey, if an economic collapse does come, BoA will go under anyway and patriots can form their own economy.

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  5. When money, power and the way to manipulate people exists, someone will be interested in exploiting it. Until it doesn’t pay….
    Thanks MR!

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