Quartz: The only thing harder than parsing Trump now is doing it for posterity

Quartz: The only thing harder than parsing Trump now is doing it for posterity. “For traditional communications like letters and phone calls, the ambiguity around record-keeping today is minimal. But the digital age has forced archivists to constantly rethink what constitutes a federal record. In 2009, then White House director of digital strategy Macon Phillips wrote that ‘everyone agrees that [emails meet] the [PRA’s] broad definition of presidential records, and that the White House is legally required to preserve them.’ The Obama administration also preserved social media correspondence. Under president Donald Trump, social media—and in particular Twitter—has become an even bigger question.”

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