IRS Caught Using AI To Spy On Americans

An investigation into the IRS has been launched by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) following reports alleging that the agency has been using artificial intelligence (AI) to surveil American taxpayers.

The investigation began after it was revealed that the IRS is “actively monitoring American citizens’ bank accounts en masse and without legal process,” according to Jordan and Hageman.

This revelation came from undercover video footage shared by James O’Keefe, which showed an IRS official discussing a new AI system that is designed to target potential tax infractions by analyzing tax returns, bank statements and financial information globally.

Jordan and Hageman sent letters to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Attorney General Merrick Garland, where they cited a September 2023 press release from the IRS explaining how AI “will help IRS compliance teams better detect tax cheating, identify emerging compliance threats and improve case selection tools to avoid burdening taxpayers with needless ‘no-change’ audits.”

“However, recent reporting alleges that the IRS’s use of AI has also included actively monitoring American citizens’ bank accounts en masse and without legal process,” they added, citing the O’Keefe Media Group report.

“The Committee and Select Subcommittee have reason to believe that the IRS is working with other federal agencies to conduct this AI-powered warrantless financial surveillance,” Jordan and Hageman continued.

The IRS and other federal agencies have a history of targeting citizens and opponents of the regime, especially under Democrat leadership. Under former President Barack Obama, it was confirmed that the IRS targeted conservatives, including the Tea Party. Special counsel Jack Smith, who is overseeing the political persecution of former president and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, was involved in this IRS scandal as well.

“In almost every administration since the IRS’s inception, the information and power of the tax agency have been mobilized for explicitly political purposes,” David Burnham, author of A Law Unto Itself: Power, Politics and the IRS, explained in a report.

This history of corruption only further serves to prove that the IRS is likely guilty of the latest accusations, with Jordan and Hageman noting that the agency continues to show that it has no respect for the civil rights of American citizens.

“The use of AI technology to actively monitor millions of Americans’ private transactions, bank accounts, and related financial information – without any legal process – is highly concerning,” the Republican lawmakers wrote. “This kind of pervasive financial surveillance, carried out in coordination with federal law enforcement, into Americans’ private financial records raises serious doubts about the IRS’s – and the federal government’s – respect for Americans’ fundamental civil liberties.”

Please leave your comment below!