Trump orders United States visa applicants to provide social media details

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While President Donald Trump has pledged to tighten security on USA borders, the social media questionnaire was an initiative launched under his predecessor, Barack Obama. Under the new procedures, U.S. A State Department official told Reuters Wednesday that consular officials will only require applicants to provide additional information when they feel it is needed to "confirm identity or conduct more rigorous national security vetting".

Reports also have indicated the Trump administration is considering the possibility of requiring people traveling to the U.S.to provide cell phone contacts, bank records, social media passwords and other personal information.

Consular officials can request all prior passport numbers, five years' worth of social media information, email addresses and phone numbers.

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"We estimate these changes affect only a fraction of one per cent of the more than 13 million annual visa applicants worldwide", Cocks said, adding that the Department began implementing this change on May 25.

Questions about applicants' social media accounts appear on a new 3-page questionnaire the Office of Management and Budget recently granted emergency approval to for use with USA visa applicants worldwide. "The need for tightening the application process further is really unknown and unclear".

USA border officials already ask for social media handles when passengers arrive at the border, a recent change that was criticized as "highly invasive" by privacy and rights groups.

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New questions regarding applicants' social media history are reportedly voluntary, although the questionnaire states that omitting the information may result in an individual's application being delayed or even prevented from being processed.

The move comes as the Trump administration has pushed for greater scrutiny of visa applicants at United States embassies overseas, where constitutional and legal protections against unreasonable searches and seizures typically don't apply. Business Insider reported on a new document dispensed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on their policies regarding the search of electronic devices for "evidence of a crime, contraband or other prohibited or restricted items or information".

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