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Twitter blocked on White House Computers

From GovNews:

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs mentions in an interview that Twitter is blocked on White House computers. While this video doesn’t address the issue in depth, my guess is that it has something to do with the Presidential Records Act which requires the preservation of Presidential records. If official communications were conducted using Twitter (or Facebook or any other medium), there could be problems similar to the ones that the Bush White House faced for allegedly using RNC email accounts for official communication and failing to preserve a record of the exchanges. Hat tip to Guy Kawasaki and Read Write Web for the interview.

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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