Trump's Social Media Plan: Problematic Law and Policy, Pointless Security

Trump's Social Media Plan: Problematic Law and Policy, Pointless Security

A month ago, the legislative text of “Visa Investigation and Social Media Activity Act of 2017” (VISA Act) was released. The bill requires, among other things, that background checks for visa applications of alien admission to the U.S. include “a review of the alien’s publically available interactions on and posting of material to the Internet (including social media services).”

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