Sheriff’s office denies it’s tracking your Facebook ‘check-ins’ at Standing Rock


Did you or a Facebook friend “check in” at Standing Rock to show solidarity with Dakota Access Pipeline protesters?

The Morton County Sheriff’s office denied on Monday that it was tracking Dakota Access Pipeline protesters’ Facebook “check-ins” after a social-media campaign flooded the network.

Over the weekend, thousands of people began “checking in” to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in an attempt to thwart the alleged tracking.

Then, after checking in, people would post a message to friends and family, making it clear exactly what they were doing. You might have seen a message like this pop up in your feed:


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