Social Media Being 'Terms' Visit to America

Existence of yourself when entering the immigration checks

Be prepared before landing, New York in the snow - Image credit L Priyanti

Existence in social media is customary for some people, especially young people, the millenials, even among people earning even be involved in it. Always there to be conveyed either just status updates, tweets, or maybe just give a 'like' or comment on a friend's status updates.

Even upload a selfie photo trend, so that many friends can see and praise. Perhaps, and all may occur.

Activities in the virtual world or social media apparently got the attention of the authorities in the United States, according to excerpts of news of a lifestyle site CNN Indonesia, January 4, when you land at the airport in the United States, I believe you'd be a little surprised. Be prepared.

They, the officer will ask about your social media account names.

Will be a lot of questions in you, but you will soon understand. The officer said that the new rules were applied in order to prevent the arrival of the forbidden ideology of the terrorists by social media into their country.

They also say that the new rules, citing the sites Politico, Wednesday, January 4, has been in place since December 20, 2016. Of course, this will invite a lot of feedback from the tourists from countries outside the US, as they are required for the information sheets that contain information of their existence in cyberspace.

I was soon to find out more information on US Immigration website, it is said that the new rules only apply to travelers from the 38 countries included in the visa-free list, for example, from Australia, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

More detailed information can certainly read the complete information submitted and all the reasons given.

Let's say a tourist from outside the United States was at the airport and dealing with immigration officers, they will be asked a few things related the activity on social media.

It is easy to know, they asked about the name of the account that is used on some popular social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube.

Not difficult, but will spend a little extra time.

According to information provided, the immigration authorities not being rigid against the new rules, they do not "force" the tourists to provide social media account names, if the tourists do not want to provide relevant information.

As has was sent over, there is always a lot of feedback from various parties, present a number of criticisms, because it feels confusing and disturbing the privacy of the passengers who had just arrived.

The new regulations that may not be too burdensome, as befits a trip, need time to adjust, and until now is not known how many passengers from outside the United States who have been asked to fill in the sheet.

Source: E Priherdityo - CNN Indonesia, Politico
Image: L Priyanti - NY


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