U.S. Senators Can Communicate with Twitter

Lora Bentley

Interesting news from Capitol Hill ... and it has nothing to do with the bailout bill.


ValleyWag reported Friday that members of the Senate came to a "bipartisan consensus" regarding their ability to communicate with constituents via Twitter and other third-party platforms. ValleyWag cites Congress Daily, noting that the Senate

decided that Senators may "maintain Web sites or post material on third-party platforms" so long as those sites "agree to disclose when content is maintained by a Senate office" and communications do not contain "commercial or political material or links to an office-maintained page."

Do I even have to say that this could open a virtual can of worms when it comes to security? Gov. Palin's private e-mail issues should serve as a cautionary tale, to say the least.

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