US demands social media details from visa applicants
Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under new rules by the State Department. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years` worth of email addresses and phone numbers.
When proposed last year, authorities estimated the proposal would affect 14.7 million people annually. Certain diplomatic and official visa applicants will be exempt from the stringent new measures. Image source: Reuters