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Posted by: George W. Maschke
Posted on: Apr 13th, 2022 at 8:44am
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See Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 5, which governs "Collection, Use, and Retention of Publicly Available Social Media Information in Personnel Security Background Investigations and Adjudications:"

Section E.5 provides:

5. Covered individuals shall not be requested or required to:

a. Provide passwords;

b. Log into a private account; or

c. Take any action that would disclose non-publicly available social media information.

Note that Standard Form 86 includes the following statement as part of the authorization for release of information:

I Understand that, for these purposes, publicly available social media information includes any electronic social media information that has
been published or broadcast for public consumption, is available on request to the public, is accessible on-line to the public, is available to
the public by subscription or purchase, or is otherwise lawfully accessible to the public. I further understand that this authorization does not
require me to provide passwords; log into a private account; or take any action that would disclose non-publicly available social media

Polygraph screening formats do not include any relevant questions (asked while the subject is connected to the polygraph instrument) specifically about online presence. However, both pre-test questioning and post-test interrogation can be broad and far ranging, potentially touching upon such matters.
Posted by: Larry the Cable Guy
Posted on: Mar 28th, 2022 at 10:19am
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I have several questions as I am about to go through a TS/SCI+poly clearance for a contracting job.  I'm in my early twenties and I'm addicted to social media like crack.

Does the background investigation for security clearances officially check your social networking and online presence now?  If so, how do background investigators (BI's) do this? 
Will they ask for your social media account usernames or URLs? 
Will they ask for your login passwords?

If BI's do not officially do this, do they do it unofficially, such as just Googling a candidate and poking around the popular social networking sites for hits?

What if your social media pages are private so that only your accepted friends can view them?  Will government agencies ask you to make your accounts public so that they can view the pages?

What unacceptable things on your social media can disqualify you from a clearance?

What about polygraph questions, have they changed at all in the past couple of decades to include anything about an applicants online presence?

I did not see anything on the SF86 about social media accounts.  I find it hard to believe if checking an applicant's digital footprint is not part of the process now, whether officially or unofficially.

I found this interesting thread on Quora but cannot verify the authenticity of it.
Anyone can chime in and enlighten me.