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Library Clarifies Twitter Archive Plan

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

May 10, 2010

Faced with privacy concerns, the Library of Congress is clarifying its plans to archive all public tweets posted since Twitter went live in March 2006, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Twitter announced last month that it would donate its archive of public messages to the library. Since the announcement, privacy concerns have emerged. In response, the database won't contain deleted tweets or private account information, the report states. "There's concern about privacy issues in the near term, and we're sensitive to these concerns," said a library spokeswoman. "We may have to filter certain things or wait longer to make them available."
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