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Old 03-15-2019, 09:44 PM   #1
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I received an article in my news feed that should be of great concern to people on disability that use social media. The title is:

U.S. Government Wants to Use Social Media to Decide Who Is ‘Disabled Enough’ for Disability Benefits


An excerpt from the above article is:

"According to the New York Times (see On Disability and on Facebook? Uncle Sam Wants to Watch What You Post - The New York Times ), the Trump administration is proposing that Social Security Administration officials routinely examine the social media accounts of people who have applied for or receive disability benefits as part of determining whether they qualify. The policy is not specifically outlined in Trump’s recently released budget, though it does mention allowing the SSA to “use all collection tools to recover funds in certain scenarios.” The budget would have to be approved by Congress before going into effect.

This proposal has alarmed disability advocates all over the country. However, most of the objections raised in the media have failed to address the real dangers of such a policy to individuals with disabilities and the disability community as a whole."


The whole The Mighty article is at:
Government Wants to Use Social Media to Decide Disability Benefits | The Mighty
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Using social media? It all seems a bit hit or miss. Not everybody uses social media. Who would they get to police it? What would make a person in violation? I dunno. It's a massive area to look into.
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