The Department Of Homeland Security Is Going To Follow You On Social Media

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The Department of Homeland Security wants to know your social media handles if you are traveling to the United States.

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The Department of Homeland Security is trying to introduce a section for social media handles on the form required by foreign travelers to enter the country. According to CNN Money, the proposed social media question was originally supposed to be an optional part, but a leaked document is proving otherwise. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol claim that the move to include social media identifiers to the form is a matter of national security.

“Collecting social media identifiers may help detect potential threats because experience has shown that criminals and terrorists, whether intentionally or not, have provided previously unavailable information via social media that identified their true intentions,” a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol spokesperson told CNN Money.

The digital rights activist organization Access Now leaked the document and people are feeling like:

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