Who are You on Social Media

As government agencies become more engaged on social platforms they may run into identity issues.  In an article published on govtech.com, staff writer Eyragon Eidam explains:

Unlike official government websites that end with .gov or .mil, profiles created through third-party platforms can often look deceptively authentic, but are used to mislead the public and steal personal information.

Justin Herman, SocialGov program lead with GSA, said the registry will allow agencies a level of verification not found in the run of the mill Twitter and Facebook verifications.

To read more including the types of social media accounts the U.S. Digital Registry will verify click here. To learn more about the U.S. Digital Registry click here.

Contributor: Brian Stewart, Pepperdine School of Public Policy, MPP Candidate ’17. 

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