He added that this could include background checks and an examination of the social media presence of people identified as warranting further investigation.
Because there are many people who are not active on social media, Marc Kruman said that for them this new system will not necessarily be consequential as the whole procedure is going to be voluntary, at least for now.
He said that the proposed measure represents a specific response to the terrorist attack in San Bernardino where two terrorists were identified as having communicated about their commitment to jihad.
“But I don’t think that examining social media accounts will address terrorism concerns. There are no particular methods that enable authorities to stop terrorism in all cases.”
When people provide false information, it could presumably be used as a clue to their real intentions, but Marc Kruman said that people who have made conscious decisions, people who were criminals or those who come with the purpose of committing a terrorist attack are definitely not going to advertise it.