Deleted Tweets on @US_SpaceCom

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

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #




From: Muira McCammon

To Whom It May Concern:

I have enclosed my FOIA request as an attachment. Please note that I will appeal a denial of this request, given that the same template has been used successfully to receive records from the following agencies: US Pacific Command, US Northern Command, US Department of Treasury, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as well as the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Thank you,

Muira McCammon

From: U.S. Space Command

Dear Muira McCammon,
The status of your FOIA request #2020-03457-F has been updated to the following status 'Received'. To log into the PAL Application click on the Application URL below.

Air Force FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Space Command

Dear Muira McCammon,
Case Number 2020-03457-F has been assigned to the request you submitted. In all future correspondence regarding this request please reference case number 2020-03457-F. To review your submission, please log into your account:
Air Force FOIA Requester Service Center

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 13 July 2020. Your request was given case number
2020-03457-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, including:

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

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

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


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 DoDM 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, (8) Duplicate Request. A
duplicate request occurs when the FOIA requester asks for the same
information requested in a prior request. Attached is your previous request
under FOIA case 2020-01092-F.

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

If you disagree and interpret this response as an adverse action, you may
write to the Secretary of the Air Force, Thru: AFIMSC/IZCI (USSF FOIA), 2261
Hughes Ave, Ste133, JBSA Lackland, TX 78236 within 90 calendar days from the
date of this e-mail/letter. Include in the appeal your reasons for
reconsideration and attach a copy of this e-mail/letter. You may also submit
your appeal on line at the Air Force's Public Access Link:

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 Administration to inquire about
the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is
as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and
Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland
20740-6001, e-mail at;
telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at
202-741-5769. Using the dispute resolution services will not affect appeal

Direct questions to or call 210-395-8203 and
reference FOIA case number 2020-03457-F.




Government Information Specialist

Air Force Installation & Mission Support Center (AFIMSC)


Comm.: 210-395-8203