The department issued a statement emphasising on its support for legitimate travel to the United States.
As per the earlier rule, only people who are associated with the world controlled by the various terrorists' groups were required to submit their information.
An official warned about there being serious consequences for those who lie about their social media usage.
In March 2018, when the Trump administration first proposed the rules, the American Civil Liberties Union had said there was no evidence that such social media monitoring is effective or fair, adding that it would cause people to self-censor online.
This process of 'extreme vetting' of immigrants had begun in the year 2016 when Trump had made cracking down on immigration a key part of his campaign.
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