Report: Mom’s Friend Conducting Extensive Online Survelliance Program
According to a recent report, mom’s friend Meredith Bates is conducting a massive online spying program to collect information about people’s personal lives for her own use.
The report suggests that Bates monitors online activities on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram among others. Past transgressions include obsessive liking, unwanted commenting, and various degrees of improper poking.
But Bates responds to criticism by insisting the program is entirely legal and exists for a good cause.
“I just enjoy seeing what my friends’ kids are up to online. It makes me feel like I’m reliving my youth. Some of the pictures are just so cute!” she said.
Victim Lindsey Frost, whose mom is a friend of Bates’, says while the woman’s online activity may be legal it has crossed the line of appropriateness.
“It’s just weird because we’ve never met. So I’m not sure why she would like an inside joke between my sorority sisters and I. I don’t want to be rude but it’s getting creepy,” she said.
Despite protests, research shows that Bates’ online presence may only be growing. Data suggests she has amassed over 9,000 Facebook friends and follows over 2.6 million people on Twitter.
But Bates says she is merely collecting information to have a better understanding of current events in the lives of people who are borderline acquaintances.
“I like to know what’s going on,” she said.