The 4chan group /pol/ (politically incorrect) has apparently begun placing webcams on the America/Mexico border and are informing Immigration and Customs Enforcement of any intruders they see.
News of this plan comes via a Twitter account apparently associated with /pol/.
/pol/ discovers that they can use webcams to scan the US-Mexico border for illegal immigrants, sending tips to Border Patrol. pic.twitter.com/EaZ52ClXGO
— /pol/ News Network (@polNewsNetwork1) March 19, 2017
The tweet contains a number of screenshots, one of which highlights what appears to be the post that started it all.
“How did I just find out that we can watch the border and report illegals trying to cross from the comfort of our homes and/or basements,” it reads.
“How is this not a regular feature of our border defense? I know we’ve got WH people reading this board. If you put webcams on the border and make it a game, I guarantee that you’ll have the best autistic crowdsource surveillance outfit on the planet.”
The other two screenshots from the post appear to show /pol/ members in the act of catching illegals sneaking their way across the border.
News of /pol/’s plan has earned them plenty of praise.
@polNewsNetwork1 This should be advertised everywhere! Bored? Catch an illegal! Mad? Catch an illegal! Win/win
— Clark Kent (@icamefromkrypt1) March 19, 2017
@polNewsNetwork1 game changer
— Louis (@louis_herz) March 19, 2017
@polNewsNetwork1 You gotta catch them all.
— Proxima (@ProximaOne) March 19, 2017
@polNewsNetwork1 truly, pol have turned in to the new /pol/ice
— Miguel????Ayyngel (@RyuVerse) March 19, 2017