ACLU: New Documents Underscore Problems of ‘Social Media Vetting’ of Immigrants

ACLU: New Documents Underscore Problems of ‘Social Media Vetting’ of Immigrants. “The Trump administration is moving forward with its social media vetting initiatives despite the absence of any evidence that they can be carried out fairly and effectively. In February 2017, the DHS inspector general issued a report raising concerns that pilot programs for monitoring immigrants’ social media lacked criteria for measuring their success. It also highlighted the difficulty of analyzing the massive amounts of data gleaned from social media data dumps. These concerns appear to have been ignored.”