Several tourists were banned from entering the United States because of the activity of their friends on social networks, reports Techcrunch.com, reported by Numerama.
A Palestinian student, who had been accepted at Harvard University, could not have obtained his visa because a customs officer, after having searched his phone and his computer, found that among his friends, " people published anti-US political opinions ".
If Facebook is the most popular social network, Whatsapp, Instagram and Twitter are also concerned.
These excavations are the result of a decision taken by the administration of Donald Trump taken last June, which requires foreigners who want to tread the US soil to give access to the profiles of their social networks.
According to a lawyer specializing in discrimination against Arab Americans, cited by Numerama, this type of excavation would become the norm, especially for Arab or Muslim people.