Your Tax Dollars At Work: FBI Took Over Child Porn Website, Increased Traffic

The government is notorious for wasting taxpayer money and for spending it on war, corporate welfare, bank bailouts, and all manner of awful things. (You can experience the same sticker shock I did in this book.) But nothing says “your tax dollars at work” like government-distributed child pornography. I couldn’t make this up. Here’s what happened. In February 2015, the FBI took over a child pornography site called The Playpen. At the time, it was the largest known site of its kind. After arresting the North Carolina administrator of the site, a “dark web”child-pornography internet bulletin board, agents seized the site’s server and moved it to an FBI warehouse in Virginia. You’d think that the FBI, upon taking over the site, would immediately shut it down. You’d be wrong. **** Not only did the FBI keep the site running, it IMPROVED it’s functioning. That’s right: while attempting to bust users […] Read More