A casualty of the US government shutdown: American embassy Twitter, other social media accounts (American Bazaar)

The American Bazaar: A casualty of the US government shutdown: American embassy Twitter, other social media accounts. “If you follow the Twitter handles of the US Embassy and the country’s four consulates in India and have missed seeing any new tweets from them on your timeline, do not think that the missions are still on an extended holiday mode.”

US Department of State: Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Releases Fourteen Newly Digitized Foreign Relations of the United States Volumes

US Department of State: Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Releases Fourteen Newly Digitized Foreign Relations of the United States Volumes . “The Department of State today announces the release of newly digitized versions of fourteen volumes from the Foreign Relations of the United States series, the official documentary record of U.S. foreign relations. These volumes cover events that took place between 1861 and 1866 and were originally published in print between 1861 and 1867.”

BusinessWire: Instagram is the Fastest Growing Social Network Among World Leaders (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Instagram is the Fastest Growing Social Network Among World Leaders (PRESS RELEASE.) “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Instagram with 14.8 million followers. He is closely followed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, with 12.2 million followers, who more than doubled his followers over the past 12 months, according to the newly released 2018 World Leaders on Instagram study by leading global communications agency BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe). With 10 million followers, U.S. President Donald Trump is in third position.”

NARA: Efforts Begin to Digitize 377 Native Treaties

NARA: Efforts Begin to Digitize 377 Native Treaties. “The National Archives and Records Administration has begun an effort to conserve and digitize 377 native treaties for inclusion in the agency’s online catalog. The project will add the treaties and supplemental records to the digital catalog, providing worldwide public access to them for the first time. It is made possible thanks to funding from an anonymous donor and support from the National Archives Foundation.”

TechCrunch: Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals

TechCrunch: Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals . “Facebook’s founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question him about negative impacts his social network is having on democratic processes globally. Last week Facebook declined a invitation from five of these parliaments.”

Signal: Social Media Helps Detect Nuclear Agreement Violations

Signal: Social Media Helps Detect Nuclear Agreement Violations. “Researchers at North Carolina (NC) State University have developed a new computational model that draws on normally incompatible data sets, such as satellite imagery and social media posts, to answer questions about what is happening in targeted locations. The model identifies violations of nuclear nonproliferation agreements. The data can include traditional sources, such as Geiger counter readings or multispectral data from satellite imagery, but many may be nontraditional and diverse, including Flickr and Twitter posts.”

SBS News: Foreign embassies ‘self-censoring content on Chinese social media’

SBS News: Foreign embassies ‘self-censoring content on Chinese social media’. “Heavy-handed censorship of foreign government content on Chinese social media has decreased as censors have found more subtle and effective ways to control sensitive information, at the same time as more foreign governments have self-censored content posted through their embassy channels, a new report from an Australian cybersecurity research group says.”