This is starting to get a little more disturbing than the current searches for information harmful to the US, and will start to go deeper into our backgrounds and personal information.

Analysis The US government will now require “most” visa applicants to provide details of their social media accounts before they are allowed into the country.

The controversial policy seemingly came into force on Friday. As far as we can tell, it will require people to provide the URLs or handles of social media accounts – from Twitter and Tumblr to LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook – they have used in the past five years as well as email addresses. No passwords are requested.