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1155, 28 Jun 16

Homeland Security to Ask for Social Media Profiles on Visa Applications

Make it mandatory.

Travellers seeking visa waiver entry to the US may soon be asked to list their social media profiles – if a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal is enacted.

An update to application forms would ask users to identify what social networks they use and their “social media identifier” such as a username.

However, revealing this information would be “optional”.

How many times have we seen someone commit a heinous act only to find out after the fact that they were total nutjobs on social media? Why would we let those people into our country? And if we find that they failed to disclose an account, that should be grounds for denying a visa.


1155, 28 June 2016


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