Foreign travelers attempting to enter the US may soon be required to provide their social media accounts to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the screening process.
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With the announcement Friday that investigators will now comb the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts of security clearance applicants, social media has officially graduated from mere child’s play to a valuable character assessment tool.
This week, over the course of three congressional hearings, lawmakers on Capitol Hill continued to dig into the extent of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential elections. The most widely-covered hearing, in the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, focused on Russian digital efforts to sway American opinion on platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
As Twitter joins in with other social media companies to blot out pro-terrorist social media accounts online, ISIS continues to lose digital ground.
On Easter Sunday, Steve Stephens recorded himself murdering an innocent victim and then uploaded the footage to Facebook.
Reports emerged recently that President Donald Trump’s administration blocked EPA employees from posting on social media or speaking to reporters. A similar ban was reported over the weekend regarding Interior Department staff.