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Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:05 PM

The note I sent to the National Archives and Records Administration about Trump tweets

In http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028403414 I pointed out that Trump's tweets will be Public Records that'll need to be retained. This is the letter I sent this morning to the NARA asking that it be done:

Many government officials communicate with the public, and probably with other government officials, via Internet-based social media accounts. The president-elect, Donald Trump, is famous for his heavy use of Twitter. If tweets, Facebook posts and other social media contacts made in the course of an official's public duties are not currently considered "public records" subject to records retention law, they should be.

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jmowreader Dec 2016 OP
bdamomma Dec 2016 #1
flamin lib Dec 2016 #2
jmowreader Dec 2016 #4
flamin lib Dec 2016 #6
Ms. Toad Dec 2016 #3
Ford_Prefect Dec 2016 #7
TheDebbieDee Dec 2016 #5
bucolic_frolic Dec 2016 #8

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:12 PM

1. K&R

good that is evidence.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:33 PM

2. Once he is sworn in the twitter account becomes federal property

and every twit, er tweet, is archived. Before then it's just another social media account.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:51 PM

4. Is that the case with the RealTasmanianDevil account?

I know the POTUS account that comes with the job is federal property...but if he just ignores that one and keeps on tweeting on his personal account, what then?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:55 PM

6. See Ms. Toad's reply #3. It's good news. nt

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:41 PM

3. Theoretically, it will all be available permanently via the LOC

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 05:26 PM

7. Only if the Orangutan doesn't burn it down, or the good Christians don't redact the directory.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:55 PM

5. I wonder if Internet Archives keeps copies

 

of Twitter pages...

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 05:43 PM

8. Anything could come out on those Tweets

Anything! Inconsistencies, facts, opinions, logical fallacies ...
the raw material of one's mind runneth over. Fertile!

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