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Library of Congress Changing How It Archives Tweets

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By    |   Tuesday, 26 December 2017 02:32 PM

The Library of Congress will no longer archive every tweet on Twitter.

Library officials said the decision was made due to increased posts on Twitter and the social media platform's decision to increase the length of tweets. The Hill was the first to report on the change in policy.

"As the twelfth year of Twitter draws to a close, the library has decided to change its collection strategy for receipt of tweets on December 31, 2017," it said in a statement.

"After this time, the Library will continue to acquire tweets, but will do so on a very selective basis under the overall guidance provided in the library's Collections Policy Statements and associated documents."

The statement added the tweets collected will be "thematic and event-based, including events such as elections, or themes of ongoing national interest."

The library's existing collection of tweets will be preserved, although they are not available for public viewing.

"The Twitter collection will remain embargoed until access issues can be resolved," the library's statement said.

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