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“Covfefe” - There’s A Congressional Act For That Now

Postby sunnyd » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:44 pm

Story : https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/covfefe-theres-a-congressional-act-f





It was just last week when Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump's tweets should be viewed as the president's official position.

"The president is president of the United States, so they are considered official statements by the president of the United States," he said.

That statement has prompted fresh debate about whether the president may lawfully delete tweets as he has been doing and as he did May 31 with his infamous tweet that used the word "covfefe." Spicer insisted that was not a typo but instead was a word known to "a small group of people."

Yet the "covfefe' fallout continues to linger, and it has prompted proposed legislation (PDF) that would regulate the US commander in chief's Twitter handle, @realDonaldTrump. The bill would render a sitting president's use of social media covered under the Presidential Records Act. That would make it potentially illegal for a president to delete tweets or other social media posts.







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