1/4/24 Trevor Aaronson on the FBI’s Latest Entrapment Scheme

by | Jan 8, 2024 | Interviews

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Scott talks with journalist and author Trevor Aaronson about an article he published recently at The Intercept. The piece tells the story of Jason Fong, a young Chinese American who was targeted online by some undercover law enforcement officers and federal informants who attempted to persuade him to commit violent acts to further his beliefs. Aaronson lays out the details of Fong’s story and argues that it is another example of federal law enforcement working to create and entrap violent extremists. He and Scott then talk about the FBI’s long history of carrying out these schemes. 

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Trevor Aaronson is a contributing writer for The Intercept and executive director of the nonprofit Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. He is the author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism. Find him on Twitter @trevoraaronson.

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