Lawsuit: mayor's social media blocklists are public records


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/25/lawsuit-mayors-social-media.html


#2

This seems highly inappropriate to me - getting a count of users blocked from his profile is one thing, but personally identifying information on people who have not been consulted on whether they want this information released is quite another.


#3

I doubt Twitter account names would qualify as PII.


#4

To me that would depend on if it were a personal or official account.

If it’s an official account, as in linked to his office and handed along to the next mayor intact, then public records and FOIA laws apply.

If its a personal account that he touts his mayordom from and uses to communicate officially to his constituents, then he’s dumber than Hillary Clinton was 5 years ago.


#5

A communications tool used in service of one’s duties as a public servant is by definition available for public scrutiny.


#6

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