The issue of the Moroccan national dates back to July 10, 2018.
French news outlet Next Inpact reported on July 23 that French authorities consider the Moroccan national a threat for public order.
“Once again justice considers activities on social networks before making a decision,” said the news outlet.
The news outlet said that French police refused on July 10, 2018, to renew the residence permit of the Moroccan national and forced him to leave the territory within a month.
Challenging the decision, the Moroccan national appealed the decision in November 2018, a request that was rejected by the Paris Administrative court. He then continued to try and repeal the decision.
On July 12, the Paris Court of Appeal said that the man was refused residence permit renewal following an “investigation by the specialized intelligence services,” alerting on his publications and writings on Facebook.
France is not the only country that takes into account applicants data on social networks.
US Visa applicants are required, since the June 2019 reform, to provide information on their social media accounts.
The US State Department indicated that it had updated its immigrant and non-immigrant visa forms to request additional information from almost all US applicants.The new visa forms list a number of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube), and require the applicant to provide the names of the accounts they may have had in the last five years.