Trump Administration’s Plan to Require Personal Online Information from Visa Applicants Likely to Have Widespread Chilling Effect
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NEW YORK—The Trump Administration’s plans to require visa applicants to submit five years of personal information including social media handles and email addresses is likely to produce a widespread chilling effect on online speech, and raises fears that the government will bar entry to the United States to anyone whose views it dislikes, PEN America said in a statement today.
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Anoosh Gasparian, External Relations Coordinator: [email protected]