Ever wonder what words the Department of Homeland Security is monitoring on social media? Recently, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, someone requested to see it, and the DHS was forced to release the full list of words it monitors. Some of the words are obvious like, "shooting," "terrorism," "dirty bomb," "drug trade," and "suicide attack," while others are less obvious like, "pork," "subway," "exercise," "plot," "burst," "mudslide," and "worm." Yep, worm is on the list...Dennis Rodman is a national security threat. As he should be.
Of course it's impossible to say how these words need to be used in order to get a highly coveted spot on DHS's watch-list, but if you'd like to see the full list of words (it's BIG), click here and scroll down to page 20. Or you can go on to your Facebook/ Twitter and post this message just to see what happens: Tried to exercise after eating a pork sandwich at Subway. Felt like I was gonna burst, had to drop dirty bomb in the toilet. Total mudslide. -- it's 140 characters, I checked.