U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Wednesday that his department has been consulting social media in conferring immigration benefits.

“We will be doing more of this,” Johnson told reporters at the unveiling of a revamped terrorism alert system. The Department of Homeland Security has been criticized over reports that it did not routinely consult social media during the vetting process for visa applications.

One of the San Bernardino shooters, Tashfeen Malik, entered the United States on a K1 “fiancee visa.” The Los Angeles Times has reported she had pledged her support to Islamic jihad in a private Facebook posting.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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