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White House Assures Its Staff's Tweets Are in Order (Partly Because They're Not to Tweet)

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 29 2011

The Obama White House seeks to assuage House Oversight chair Darrell Issa's worries that they might not be archiving their tweets, Facebook posts, and other social media content in accordance with the Presidential Records Act, reports Politico's Tony Romm:

One W.H. official reached out to MT [Politico's Morning Tech newsletter], and suggested administration policy essentially takes this into account. “The [Executive Office of the President] network blocks web-based email, social networks and chat services, and White House policy requires work-related communications to be conducted on White House accounts,” the official said. “White House staff also receive guidance that the Presidential Records Act applies to work-related electronic communications over both official and personal accounts – and that includes social media and chatting.”