US State department asks social media details from all visa applicants
Now all the applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media usernames and previous email addresses and phone numbers. The state department also says that applicant should submit their past five years social media profiles and phone numbers as well.
This proposal may hit 14.7 million people annually. Few diplomatic and official visa applicants will have exempts with strong measures.
The state department report says that they are constantly working to find mechanisms to improve their screening processes to protect US citizens while supporting legitimate travel to the United States.
An official added that in case if anyone lies about their social media usage, they will have to face serious immigration consequences.