Mayor Allan Fung Twitter Block List

Lindsay Crudele filed this request with the Cranston Mayor's Office of Cranston, RI.
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From: Lindsay Crudele

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. A list of users blocked from accessing Mayor Fung's official Twitter account (@MayorFung) as of the day this request is processed.
Accounts blocked can be found at: when logged into the account.

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Lindsay Crudele


The City of Cranston needs an 20 additional days to respond to this request due to its potential voluminous nature.

Chris Rawson
Cranston City Solicitor


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From: Lindsay Crudele

Hi Chris,

Thanks for your reply. I'm attaching a screenshot of instructions for how to automatically export the Twitter block list in seconds - instructions can be found here:

By navigating to 'advanced settings' / 'export your list,' the process takes just seconds. I just simulated this and it took 10.08 seconds.

Given this information, is there another reason why this request would take 20 days?

Many thanks,

From: Cranston Mayor's Office

The City needs an additional 20 days to respond under the APRA due to the voluminous nature of the request.
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From: Lindsay Crudele


In the 10/9 issue of the Providence Journal, Mayor Fung's staff is quoted as having already produced the file as of 9/17, which they said contains 24 accounts. As it has been reported that the file has been successfully produced, please provide an update as to the status of this request.


Thank you,

Lindsay Crudele

From: Cranston Mayor's Office,

The City of Cranston has no documents in response to this APRA request.
This Twitter account is not associated with the City of Cranston.

Chris Rawson
Cranston City Solicitor

From: Cranston Mayor's Office<>,

This email is the City of Cranston's response to your October 10th APRA request via email.

As to the first request, the only policy is one related to computer/telephone usage and it is located in the Teamsters contract, Article 29, Section 10. This contract, in its entirety, is found on the City of Cranston website.

As to the second request, there is no formal City policy governing the use of social media communications by employees.

Chris Rawson
Cranston City Solicitor

From: Cranston Mayor's Office

Attached please find Cranston’s response to your November 13th APRA request via email.