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Documentary Film Organizations Sue US Government Over Social Media Rules for Visa Applicants

8 monthes ago   |   By Peta Pixel

The US Government is being sued by two documentary filmmaking organizations over new visa registration rules that require applicants to divulge any and all social media handles-including pseudonyms-that they've used over the past 5 years. The lawsuit claims that the new rules constitute “unconstitutional surveillance” and could even put foreign filmmakers in danger.
The lawsuit was filed in Washington, DC by two non-profit documentary filmmaking organizations called the Doc Society and the International Documentary Association, who are ostensibly filing the suit in defense of filmmakers...
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