Deleted Tweets on @US_SpaceCom

Muira McCammon filed this request with the U.S. Space Command of the United States of America.
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Dear Muira McCammon,
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From: U.S. Space Command

Dear Muira McCammon,
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From: U.S. Space Command

Ms. McCammon,

This is Final Response to the Air Force Installation and Mission Support
Center (AFIMSC), Requester Service Center (RSC), Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request dated 10 December 2019 and received via the electronic Public
Access Link (ePAL) on 12 December 2019. Your request was given case number
2020-01092-F for tracking purposes. Thank you for accepting "clearly
releasable records" in your submission. Your request seeks:

"I request all agency records from August 2018 to the present concerning
Tweets deleted or drafted and not sent from the @US_SpaceCom account
associated with the U.S. Space Command .

I believe the records that I are located, inter alia, within agency
headquarters, in email records, and in third-party platforms used to manage
the Agency's social media accounts.

The records I request include, but are not limited to:

1. Records of all tweets deleted by the Twitter handle associated
with U.S. Space Command (@US_SpaceCom), including:

a. Any tweets that were published on Twitter and subsequently deleted
for any reason; and

b. Any tweets published by other accounts that were retweeted by
@US_SpaceCom and subsequently deleted for any reason.

2. Records of all tweets that have been kept in draft form beyond
their expected date and time of publication, on Twitter or in a third-party
social media management platform, for any reason.

3. Records related to the drafting or deletion of tweets,

a. Any correspondence or record of correspondence regarding the
drafting or deletion of specific tweets

i. including
correspondence sent through official government email addresses or messaging
services; and

ii. including
correspondence sent through private third-party services such as Gmail or
Slack; and

iii. Including any
messages, notes, or annotations created on a third-party social media
management platform.

b. Documentation of the agency's existing policy regarding the
preservation and maintenance of tweets as per the Federal Records Act, and
Federal Records Management Bulletin 2014-02 (available at
<>, which
stated that "social media content may be a Federal record when the use of
social media provides added functionality, such as enhanced searchability,
opportunities for public comment, or other collaboration... A complete
Federal record must have content, context, and structure along with
associated metadata (e.g., author, date of creation). The complete record
must be maintained to ensure reliability and authenticity."

c. Any briefings, reports, memoranda, legal opinions, policy
statements, or talking points used or disseminated within the Agency
regarding the drafting or deletion of tweets."

I contacted the AFSPC Public Affairs and it was recommended reaching out to
the News Media lead directly. Their information is below.

Ms. Amanda K. Stairrett

Social Media

Air Force Space Command, Public Affairs <>

This case shall be closed under DoD 5400.07_AFMAN 33-302, The Freedom of
Information Act Program, paragraph 6.3. INITIAL DETERMINATIONS., b. Reasons
for Denying a FOIA Request Other than Exemptions, (6) Not a Proper FOIA
Request for Some Other Reason. The FOIA requester has failed unreasonably to
comply with procedural requirements, other than fee-related requirements,
imposed by this issuance.

Fee Waiver: N/A since request is closed without processing.

Normally, under your fee category, News Media, fees would be collected to
recover costs for duplication only with you receiving the first 100 pages
free. However, in this case, no fees were assessed for processing this

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days from the date of this letter. Include in the appeal your reasons for
reconsideration and attach a copy of this e-mail. You may also submit your
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You may also please contact the Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Officer, Ms.
Anh Trinh, at the AF FOIA Public Liaison Office (SAF/CN), 1800 Air Force
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1800, or 703-614-8500. Additionally, you
may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the
National Archives and Records

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Direct questions to or call 210-395-8203 and
reference FOIA case number 2020-01092-F.




Government Information Specialist

Air Force Installation & Mission Support Center (AFIMSC)


Comm.: 210-395-8203