Baltimore City Health Department: Social Media Settings

Adam Steinbaugh filed this request with the Baltimore City Health Department of Baltimore, MD.
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From: Adam Steinbaugh

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

With respect to the Facebook page located at http://www.facebook.com/baltimorehealth and the Twitter account https://twitter.com/bmore_healthy, I request the below records.

An example of what each of these records look like is attached and available at https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21579793-facebook-and-twitter-settings-examples. Examples of these records as produced by hundreds of other public entities may be found here: https://www.documentcloud.org/app?q=%2Bproject%3Asocial-media-censorship-s-45722%20sort%3A-created_at%20.

I request:

1. A copy of the full settings for the Facebook page. These records may be accessed through one of three processes:
The first option:
(a) Log in as an administrator of the page.
(b) Navigate to the Facebook page (e.g., https://www.facebook.com/baltimorehealth).
(c) On the lefthand side of the page, where it says "Manage Page," scroll to "Settings," located at the lefthand side of the bottom of the page.
(d) Click "General" on the lefthand side of the page.

The second option:
(a) Log in as an administrator of the page.
(b) Go to the following URL: https://www.facebook.com/baltimorehealth/settings/?tab=settings.

The third option:
(a) Log in as an administrator of the page.
(b) Navigate to the Facebook page (e.g., https://www.facebook.com/baltimorehealth).
(c) Go to this URL: https://www.facebook.com/baltimorehealth/settings/?tab=settings&ref=page_edit&section=download_your_page
(d) Click "Download your page"
(e) Select "HTML," "High," and "All time" in the available options.
(f) Make sure only the "Page profile information" and "Page settings" boxes are checked.
(g) Click "Request a download."
(h) When the information is ready to download, enter the password to download it.
(i) Press "confirm."
(j) Provide the files contained in the .zip file.

2. A copy of the list of banned people and pages. This record may be accessed in this manner:
(a) Log in as an administrator of the page.
(b) Navigate to the Facebook page (e.g., https://www.facebook.com/baltimorehealth).
(c) On the lefthand side of the page, where it says "Manage Page," scroll to "Settings," located at the lefthand side of the bottom of the page.
(d) Click "People and other Pages" on the lefthand side of the page.
(e) On the menu labeled "People who Like this Page," select "Banned People and Pages"

3. A copy of the list of "Page Roles." This record may be accessed in this manner:
(a) Log in as an administrator of the page.
(b) Navigate to the Facebook page (e.g., https://www.facebook.com/baltimorehealth).
(c) On the lefthand side of the page, where it says "Manage Page," scroll to "Settings," located at the lefthand side of the bottom of the page.
(d) Click "Page Roles" on the lefthand side of the page.

4. A copy of the lists of users blocked by the Twitter account. This list can be obtained through this process:
(a) Log into the account.
(b) Visit this URL: https://twitter.com/settings/blocked/all
(c) Visit this URL: https://twitter.com/settings/blocked/imported

5. Any policy concerning public use of or interaction with the Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Adam Steinbaugh

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Adam Steinbaugh

From: Baltimore City Health Department

Your request has been received and forwarded along for processing.

From: Baltimore City Health Department

Adam Steinbaugh,

The Baltimore City Health Department, ("BCHD") is in receipt of your records request. The Maryland Public Information Act ("PIA"), codified in Section 4-101 et. seq. of the General Provisions Article of the Maryland Code, governs your request. A request for public information under the PIA must be submitted to the custodian of public records. Md. Code, Gen. Prov., ยง 4-202(a). Each governmental entity, including each Baltimore City agency, is the custodian of its own records. See Baltimore City Code, Art. 1, Section 10-1.

This response is on behalf of the BCHD, which found the attached record to be responsive of your request.

Nothing in this response is intended to indicate that records sought from City agencies exist or to waive any privileges held by the Mayor and City Council. You may contest this response by filing a complaint in Circuit Court pursuant to PIA Section 4-362.

Sincerely,

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Department of Law
D'ereka Bolden
Assistant City Solicitor
Advice & Opinions Practice Group
Baltimore City Department of Law
100 N. Holliday Street, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21202
dereka.bolden@baltimorecity.gov<mailto:dereka.bolden@baltimorecity.gov>

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