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Do you keep deleted Tweets?
Yes. As the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press points out, "all Tweets, including those mistaken or offensive ones, are subject to the same laws governing the government’s and public officials’ email or physical records." We only keep deleted tweets for President Trump and government officials.
An important consequence of Tweets being public records is that these Tweets must be archived. They must be preserved and maintained for a certain retention period, and they must be readily available when requested. This includes the deleted Tweets. Some rely on Twitter to maintain all of a public official’s Tweets. However, this is not an effective or compliant strategy. Deleted Tweets will not show up online and may be lost forever. All Tweets must be archived in order to comply with public records regulation, even if they are later deleted from Twitter. So, even if an official deletes a Tweet, the Tweet will remain apart of public record.
What timezone are dates display in?
All dates on the website are shown in Eastern Standard time (EST), same as Washington D.C, New York and Florida which is where President Trump spends the vast majority of his time. We felt it was better to show all times as this time zone because it gives a better understanding of what time it was for President Trump when he tweeted (for example).
What tags can I use to format descriptions with?
We will strip all html tags with exception to the following list:
- <p> -- paragraph.
- <a> -- hyperlink.
- <em> -- emphasized.
- <strong> -- defines important text.
- <ol> -- ordered list.
- <ul> -- unordered list.
- <li> -- list item in an ordered list <ol> or an unordered list <ul>.
- <h2>, <h3> -- headings.
- <blockquote> -- block quotes.