Trevor Aaronson is a contributing writer for The Intercept and a 2020 ASU Future Security Fellow at New America. He is also executive director of the nonprofit Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and author of “The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism.” His 2015 TED Talk, “How this FBI strategy is actually creating U.S.-based terrorists,” has been viewed more than 1 million times and translated into more than 20 languages. A two-time finalist for the Livingston Awards, Aaronson has won the Molly National Journalism Prize, the international Data Journalism Award, and the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award. His work for The Intercept has won honors from the Online Journalism Awards for investigative data journalism and feature writing.
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“I was just a human recording machine paid by the government to go into people’s lives and befriend them and find out what they were thinking.”
A Declassified Court Ruling Shows How the FBI Abused NSA Mass Surveillance Data
By abusing the NSA’s mass surveillance data, the FBI may have violated the rights of millions of Americans, a federal judge ruled.
A New Satire of FBI Terrorism Stings Draws Its Characters From Real Cases
In Chris Morris’s “The Day Shall Come,” the absurdity is not far removed from reality.
For Years, Reporters Questioned the Terror Prosecution of Hamid Hayat. Now He’s Been Freed.
The case against Hamid Hayat was “absurd on its face” and representative of the government’s abusive post-9/11 counterterrorism prosecutions.