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house Bill H.R. 1065

Should Congress Get Reports on Agencies' Use of Social Media in Security Clearance Investigations?

Argument in favor

Social media is an important source of information about people’s lives today. It’s important that it be included in security clearance investigations, and that Congress be informed about how social media is used in them.

emeljee's Opinion
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02/11/2019
Anyone seeking a security clearance should have a lower expectation of privacy in these sorts of background investigations. Today, social media is as much a part of our individual and collective identity as an official form of ID.
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Dave's Opinion
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02/11/2019
When it come to Clearances all source should be investigated. We are talking about the safety, security and freedom of our country
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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02/11/2019
HOUSE Bill 1065 AKA - Social Media Use in Clearance Investigations Act I’d be in support of this HOUSE bill H.R. 1065 AKA - the Social Media Use in Clearance Investigations Act of 2019, which would require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to submit a report to Congress on the examination of social media activity during security clearance investigations. Social media is an important source of information about people’s lives today. It’s important that it be included in security clearance investigations, and that Congress be informed about how social media is used in them. SneakyPete......... 🤔🤷🏼‍♂️???🤷‍♀️🤔. 2*11*19..........
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Argument opposed

Agencies that are using social media in security clearance investigations should be responsible for reporting to Congress on their activities on their own. There shouldn’t be additional work put on OMB’s plate to report on agencies’ activities in this area.

RjGoodman's Opinion
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02/11/2019
Before Congress gets reports on the use of social media they should understand what the internet and social media is.
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Avtechrva's Opinion
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02/12/2019
Congress doesn't need security reports from agency background checks. This should stay within the agency issuing clearance. It should also be limited to what is public and not include anything that is not shared publicly
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IllWill's Opinion
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02/11/2019
How exactly would an individual’s social media posts be scrutinized? The government needs to ensure that it doesn’t trample over anybody’s first amendment rights when its determining whether or not a person should be given security clearance using social media.
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    Anyone seeking a security clearance should have a lower expectation of privacy in these sorts of background investigations. Today, social media is as much a part of our individual and collective identity as an official form of ID.
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    Before Congress gets reports on the use of social media they should understand what the internet and social media is.
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    When it come to Clearances all source should be investigated. We are talking about the safety, security and freedom of our country
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    HOUSE Bill 1065 AKA - Social Media Use in Clearance Investigations Act I’d be in support of this HOUSE bill H.R. 1065 AKA - the Social Media Use in Clearance Investigations Act of 2019, which would require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to submit a report to Congress on the examination of social media activity during security clearance investigations. Social media is an important source of information about people’s lives today. It’s important that it be included in security clearance investigations, and that Congress be informed about how social media is used in them. SneakyPete......... 🤔🤷🏼‍♂️???🤷‍♀️🤔. 2*11*19..........
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    Donald Trump uses social media to reach his base and to anger those not of his base. The presidents tweets should be regarded as official communications by Trump. Trump manipulates people through social media. He has no boundaries or fact checks that would normally be used to verify statements. We need checks and balances on Donald Trump.
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    Congress doesn't need security reports from agency background checks. This should stay within the agency issuing clearance. It should also be limited to what is public and not include anything that is not shared publicly
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    If you have nothing to hide you should have nothing to worry about. Take responsibility for what you say, both in real life and online.
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    Anyone wanting clearance knows that their life is going to be scrutinized and should either be okay with that or they shouldn’t be getting clearance. The republicans in the senate have made a mockery out of the clearance process by giving Krusner & others a Clearance when their backgrounds clearly DID NOT ACTUALLY ALLOW FOR A NORMAL CLEARANCE.
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    The Democrats sure love police states
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    How exactly would an individual’s social media posts be scrutinized? The government needs to ensure that it doesn’t trample over anybody’s first amendment rights when its determining whether or not a person should be given security clearance using social media.
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    That also depends on who is being investigated! Say for a position that requires a Top Secret Clearance? Than Yes! I want to know if someone is a goofball or a stand up person!
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    Social media has become an important part of people's lives. By reviewing their social media accounts, we get a well-rounded picture of w who a person is, sometimes catching things we otherwise might not see.
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    No FUCKING WAY! maybe AFTER we get to scrutinize their entire life, work, family, business associates and private correspondence going back 30 years... what's good for the goose...
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    In the past this would have seemed like over reaching, but after seeing the Stumpfs and Kushners in action, now it seems like the very least to do when we are being electronically invaded.
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    Let’s go even farther and just ban the use of social media. It is nothing but a platform used by ignorant people to spread more ignorance.
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    HELL YES, BUT UNTIL NOW AND "WE THE PEOPLE" HAVE ELECTED DEMOCRATS, THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN TOTALLY UNINTERESTED IN THE FACT THAT TRUMP HAD TO HIRE SOMEOME TO GIVE HIS "BEST PEOPLE" SECURITY CLEARANCES THE SENIOR DEPARTMENT TOOK ONE LOOK AT TRUMP'S PEOPLE AND SAID HELL NO TO CLEARANCES. THIS IS GOING TO BE INTERESTING
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    Imagine reviewing Trump’s twitter messages!!!
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    Yes. This is common practice in the private sector, and every college kid is told to clean up their social media when they start interviewing. Who you are and what you state publicly is an important test of character.
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    As a part of the oversight responsibility and an equal branch of government, congress must have access to any and all data and information it required in a timely fashion.
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    Definitely!!!
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