The State Department wants to require all U.S. visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers.
n documents to be published in Friday’s Federal Register, the department said it wants the public to comment on the proposed new requirements, which will affect nearly 15 million foreigners who apply for visas to enter the U.S. each year. Previously, social media, email and phone number histories were only sought from applicants identified for extra scrutiny, such as those who have traveled to areas controlled by terrorist organizations. An estimated 65,000 people per year are in that category.
Source: U.S. to Seek Social Media Details From All Visa Applicants – Bloomberg