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Filmmakers Sue Over Visa Social Media Disclosure Requirement: Doc Society v. Pompeo

December 06, 2019 (1 min read)

Amanda Pampuro, CNS, Dec. 5, 2019

"Two documentary film organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security in the District of Columbia Thursday over the registration requirement that forces 14.7 million visa applicants to disclose their social media aliases.

One documentary filmmaker used online anonymity to investigate Nazi culture. But if they want to obtain or renew a U.S. visa, these individuals are required to disclose their identities to the government."