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U.S. National Archives asks whether politicians’ tweets and blogs are ‘official government records’


Much of the Internet buzz surrounding today’s midterm elections in the U.S. revolves around voter participation and how social media may or may not impact turnout, reports ReadWriteWeb. But the increasing use of Web 2.0 and social media tools also impacts politicians and government employees as well. Many federal agencies have worked to encourage public participation and transparency with these new communication tools. But for one of the federal agency in particular, the rise of new forms of communications has other implications: Are all these new Facebook posts, YouTube videos, and tweets federal records?

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