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Library of Congress to scale back Twitter archive

In the US, the Library of Congress will scale back its approach to collecting every message posted on Twitter, reports the Australian Financial Review.

The Library of Congress had collected every public message posted on the platform since it was introduced in March 2006. Starting 1 January 2018, the library will apply similar discretion to tweets that it does for other documents.

In a statement announcing the decision, the library said its Twitter archive ‘may prove to be one of this generation’s most significant legacies’. ‘Future generations will learn much about this rich period in our history, the information flows, and social and political forces that help define the current generation,’ the library said.


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