Why asking for social media information for US visas is a danger to free expression world-wide
Asking for social media information as part of a visa application will always have repercussions for free expression world-wide.
The U.S. government wants to implement an “extreme vetting” measure forcing millions to turn over all their social media handles going back 5 years as part of their visa application.
IT IS DANGEROUS BECAUSE:
- Sets a dangerous anti-privacy precedent.
- Frightens people away from expressing critical views of the U.S online.
- Sets a chilling effect on Free Expression globally.
THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Learn more and submit your comment to the public consultation here: act.openmedia.org/NoSocialMedia