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State Department to require visa applicants to provide social media account information

Foreigners looking to travel to the United States will need to be prepared to handle over information about their Facebook FB, -3.03% and Twitter TWTR, -1.88% profiles.

The U.S. will now require visa applicants to disclose their social media accounts, Bloomberg reported citing an unnamed State Department official. Applications will require people to provide information, such as user names, related to any social media accounts they used within the last five years.

The new policy will affect roughly 14 million travelers a year, as well as 710,000 immigrants to the U.S.

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