NSA site’s “kids section” a fresh embarrassment in light of Snowden leaks
They are a plucky, cute group of anthropomorphic animals who have their own space on the NSA's website, intended to educate America's kids on what the agency does. They have been around for about a decade, but went almost unnoticed until
So is this a cute promotional tool, or have the Snowden leaks recast it as propaganda?
Daniel Castro, the Senior Analyst with the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, joined VR’s Justin Mitchell to discuss websites like this one and their level of effectiveness in educating people about the nation’s intelligence program.
“Since federal agencies have begun to use the internet, a lot of them have thought it would be a good idea to have a kids’ section,” Castro said. “Obviously, in the NSA’s case, this kind of looks a little bad for them.”