Who are You Following

Government agencies are trying to increase their online presence, but how do you know that twitter handle really belongs to the CIA or the House of Representatives?  The General Services Administration has set up a new Federal Social Media Registry to help address this question:

The GSA this week launched the new online Federal Social Media Registry and verification tool intended to allow users to register and verify official federal social media accounts.

The registry is meant to serve as a central database to list all official, verified federal social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube and other services, totaling 22 networks.

You can read more here, and access the registry here.

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