We won’t be #BorderPaTROLLED!

To: Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection

We, the undersigned, oppose adding a “social media identifier” question to the Visa Waiver form that visitors to the U.S. are required to fill out. There’s no justification to gather this information and despite the question being optional, visitors will feel obligated to hand over this personal information.

Our social media feeds are a place to share personal details with family and friends, not to be screened by government agencies. We shouldn’t have to self-censor our social media activity for fear we’ll be locked out at the border.

There’s no real transparency about how the information gathered will be used. It could be saved forever, or shared with other agencies. It’s a dangerous precedent with no accountability to the people.

Don’t surveil our social media pages! We won’t be #BorderPaTROLLED!

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