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Thu Apr 13, 2017, 12:07 PM

Public Records of Presidential Transition social media accounts deleted (Sunlight Foundation)

What happened to the Presidential @Transition2017 social media accounts?

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We’ve asked the White House for comment and flagged the issue to the U.S. House Oversight Committee. We’ll update this post if we hear back.

As we understand it, transition records — including digital assets, like GreatAgain.gov and associated social media accounts — are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

From our perspective, however, they’re public records that represent on-the-record, official statements from the President-elect’s incoming administration and should be preserved in the public sphere. We’d expect them to end up in Trump’s presidential library some day, not removed from public view.

We’re alarmed that the @Transition2017 and Facebook accounts have been removed from public view entirely, with no evidence of archiving nor public notice.

We hope that the General Accountability Office includes social media and web

Link: https:/
/sunlightfoundation.com/2017/04/13/what-happened-to-the-presidential-transition2017-social-media-accounts/

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MelissaB Apr 2017 OP
CincyDem Apr 2017 #1
chia Apr 2017 #2
riversedge Apr 2017 #4
MelissaB Apr 2017 #5
LOL Lib Apr 2017 #3

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Apr 13, 2017, 12:11 PM

1. Yeah - good luck with that.



This administration is going to make Cheney's energy committee look like the bastion of openness.

Trump's attitude will be "business-like", which in his world allows him to do whatever the f'ck he wants and then say "so sue me".

He's such an asshat.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Apr 13, 2017, 12:13 PM

2. Down the Trump memory hole

"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"

1984

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Response to chia (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 13, 2017, 12:19 PM

4. Somebody, somewhere must have captured them. IMHO -at least I hope. 1984 is downright

spooky!!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 13, 2017, 12:29 PM

5. That's what I'm hoping.

At this point, I guess we should be doing screen shots of EVERYTHING.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Apr 13, 2017, 12:14 PM

3. The Trump presidential library...FML...

"Toto, I've a feeling we aren't in Kansas anymore."

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