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Old 11-28-2017, 12:28 AM
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Good point, but many case officers take social media interaction/content of the applicant into consideration when processing a visa. There have been quite a few claims from users on here who've explained that during phone interviews with immigration they were asked why their accounts were private or didn't contain many photos, posts etc. about their relationship with their partner.
Well, i donít think DIBP or any other agency can fault someone for keeping their FB account private. I donít post personal pictures or discuss personal topics. My partner doesnít even use it, so itís really a moot point in our case. But I do realize that some use it as evidence of their relationship. My comment was more in general about maintaining privacy.


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Good point, but many case officers take social media interaction/content of the applicant into consideration when processing a visa. There have been quite a few claims from users on here who've explained that during phone interviews with immigration they were asked why their accounts were private or didn't contain many photos, posts etc. about their relationship with their partner.
My wife and I recently got one of these "you've been friends for x years" that Facebook likes to do (we don't list relationship status so friends is all we are as far as FB knows). And they quoted how many "likes" we had for each other. Apparently after 13 years together and 8 years of marriage, we have "liked" each other about 10 times. What can I say, it's not our primary means of communication! I hope DIPB looks beyond Facebook...

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My wife and I recently got one of these "you've been friends for x years" that Facebook likes to do (we don't list relationship status so friends is all we are as far as FB knows). And they quoted how many "likes" we had for each other. Apparently after 13 years together and 8 years of marriage, we have "liked" each other about 10 times. What can I say, it's not our primary means of communication! I hope DIPB looks beyond Facebook...
Obviously facebook/other social media sites are not DIBP's main concern, but it has come up in phone interviews. As I previously noted, most of these people have been from high risk countries, so being from a low-risk country you probably don't have to worry about it. The evidence you provided is what they're primarily going to look at


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I took the original post to be about malicious facebook posts, not as a means of verifying relationships.

Like if I post a bunch of hate speech and like/follow a bunch of questionable organizations that are known for hate speech.


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I took the original post to be about malicious facebook posts, not as a means of verifying relationships.

Like if I post a bunch of hate speech and like/follow a bunch of questionable organizations that are known for hate speech.
You are correct, that's what this is about.

Mind you, they may also check FB to verify partner visas statements. In fact, anything that's out there in the public domain can be checked.

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Oh, I don't doubt that either!


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