Feds Studying How to Use Twitter For ‘Depression Surveillance’

$82,800 study will examine social media to study depression
Young seeking mental health support / AP

The federal government is studying how to use Twitter for surveillance on depressed people.

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) began a study financed by the National Institutes of Health last month that will provide “population level depression monitoring” through the social media site.

‘Keep Congress Kennedy-Free’

For Sean Bielat, congressional race a battle against old money, old media
Sean Bielat / AP

A Republican underdog looking to pull off an upset in a Massachusetts House race is hoping that a guerilla social media campaign can trump massive out-of-state donations, mainstream media bias, and dynastic power.