How USCIS use social media info for VISA?

Amazon dhydbaa
Jun 3 13 Comments

This is annoying because it’s interfere the privacy! And I can’t imagine this could happen in US, which claims itself as country with freedom of speech.

But curious practically how this would work?
I gave USCIS the name of my Facebook, reddit, YouTube. Then what will they do? I can only think that they’ll search the username in Google and nothing more.

If I delete or lock my posts to protect my privacy, they won’t see anything. So would they have some fancy hidden technology to track our privacy?

Also are we required to submit all social media accounts? Omg I myself even can’t remember exactly how many app or accounts I created before. What a silly policy.

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TOP 13 Comments
  • eBay fjdjfn
    Good initiative.
    IF YOU DON’T AGREE PLEASE DON’T APPLY FOR A US VISA.
    Jun 3 0
  • Microsoft TrumpWins
    You’re not a citizen. You don’t automatically have a right to the first amendment.
    Jun 3 2
  • New / Eng
    gloopglop

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    gloopglopmore
    If you post on social media, whatever you posted is not private. + no one is under any mandatory obligation to engage in social media.

    I’d be with you if you made a freedom of speech argument.
    Jun 3 2
    • Amazon dhydbaa
      OP
      yes agree. But now if I reset those posts as “private” or “locked”, then USCIS won’t see anything. And if everyone does the same, USCIS will not get any info from simply the social media username. Then what’s the point of this new policy?
      Jun 3
    • Intel D’s🥜
      You’re a fool to think that a deleted account will stop the US government. Ever heard of Internet archives? Also, if you plan to enter the country - the US has already tapped your phone and has recordings on tape.
      Jun 3
  • Amazon
    chefBezos@

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    chefBezos@more
    Why so much love for social accounts? Delete them. Create new after immigrating.
    Jun 3 2
    • Amazon dhydbaa
      OP
      If USCIS or FBI could track all your previous account, then useless to delete
      Jun 3
    • Amazon
      chefBezos@

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      chefBezos@more
      In that case, it makes sense to see the posts. That implies what you think. This can't be avoided either in anyway.
      Jun 3
  • Amazon SeekingHLP
    At least now they are asking openly.
    Jun 3 0
  • Uber / Eng mH7bSe
    Do not use social media, at least do not use under your real name (except Linkedin)
    Jun 3 0
  • Who told what accounts they want?
    Jun 3 0