Deleted Tweets on @National_Ag_Lib

Muira McCammon filed this request with the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America.
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2018-REE-06261-F

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From: Muira McCammon

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I would like copies of all tweets deleted by the Twitter handle associated with the National Agricultural Library (@National_Ag_Lib) from December 2008 to the present. This would include any tweets sent out on Twitter that were deleted or kept in draft form from the Twitter handle @National_Ag_Lib. This request also would include copies of any e-mails or correspondence regarding the drafting and deletion of these tweets.

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.

I am a journalist whose works have appeared in Slate, VICE, the Massachusetts Review, Kill Screen, and elsewhere. This FOIA request is part of research for an ongoing piece of journalistic work, and as such, I am requesting a fee waiver. I have submitted versions of this FOIA request to other agencies, including the Office of Government Ethics, and in the process, I have been granted this fee waiver without question. My most recent article on this subject appeared in Slate in April 2018 and was titled “Can They Really Delete That?”.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,
Muira McCammon
muira.mccammon@asc.upenn.edu

From: Department of Agriculture

Hello Ms. McCammon,

Your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request is currently being processed by the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) FOIA office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Your request was assigned tracking number 2018-REE-06261-F.

For purposes of fee assessment, you have been categorized as a “news media” requester pursuant to 7 CFR Part 1, Appendix A, Section (5)(c). No charge shall be made for providing search or review services.

Please be assured that a FOIA Analyst in this office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. REE appreciates your patience as it proceeds with your request.

Please refer to the case number in any future correspondence. If you have any questions regarding this letter, please contact me at 202-205-9784 or electronically at this address or REEfoia@ars.usda.gov<mailto:REEfoia@ars.usda.gov>.

For additional information regarding USDA FOIA regulations and process, please refer to the information available on-line at www.dm.usda.gov/foia<http://www.dm.usda.gov/foia>.

Sincerely,

I. Cristina Abello, Esq.
Senior FOIA Analyst
USDA/ARS Contractor
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington DC 20250
202-205-9784
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From: Department of Agriculture

Hello Ms. McCammon,

Attached please find the final response letter with regard to your FOIA request to REE.

Sincerely,

I. Cristina Abello, Esq.
Senior FOIA Analyst
USDA/ARS Contractor
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington DC 20250
202-205-9784

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