Tool for verifying federal social media accounts
The General Services Administration has launched two new sites: one for federal agencies to register their social media accounts and one for users to verify if a social media account is really an official federal account.
- GSA tool lets people verify genuine federal social media accounts, By Alice Lipowicz, FCW (Apr 27, 2012).
Federal agencies need help tracking their social media accounts, and citizens need help verifying which government accounts are authentic. Now the General Services Administration has stepped in to address both of those concerns with a new online solution.
- Verify federal U.S. government social media accounts, USA.gov
The government uses social media tools like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to connect with people and communicate official information, so it's important to know if a social media account is really managed by the government.
We're currently working on a tool that will let you verify if a social media account is officially managed by the U.S. government. This tool will be available soon on this page.
- Check & Register: Federal Social Media Accounts, by Justin Herman, HowTo.gov (Apr. 26, 2012).
GSA has built a federal social media registry -- a government-wide solution that gives the public a way to verify whether a social media account is official.
It also provides a place for agencies to register their accounts centrally so they don't have to build a solution within each agency.