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Hearing to address White House social-media preservation policies next week

David Ferriero, the Archivist of the U.S., will be testifying next week at a hearing that will address digital preservation of White House social media.

  • White House officials to explain social-media policies next week, By Gautham Nagesh, The Hill (04/28/11).

    Senior White House officials will explain the Obama administration’s policy for preserving tweets and other messages sent using social networks at a House Oversight hearing next Tuesday.

    The White House’s official policy states that all messages between the president and his staffers and third parties on social-media sites like Twitter and Facebook must be preserved under the Presidential Records Act. That includes all tweets as well as direct messages and replies sent to official accounts.

    But panel Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said it remains unclear what the administration’s policies are for unofficial accounts still used for official communications, such as the personal accounts of some staff members….

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