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U.S. may screen travelers' Facebook, Twitter info

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The Federal Government is considering screening the social media of foreign travelers to help identify possible terrorists. 

The Homeland Security Department proposal was entered into the federal register last week and is in a 60 day public comment period before it's formally considered. 

Under the proposal, non-citizens traveling to and from the U.S. on a visa waiver could be asked about their social media profiles, but not their passwords.

The U.S. customs and border patrol would ask travelers to "volunteer" their handles on their social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. 

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