Friday, July 19, 2013

How to Identify Valid Federal Government Social Media Sites

The federal government uses social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to communicate with the public and provide easy access to government information.  But social media sites are hosted on commercial domains (not .gov or .mil domains) making it difficult to determine which accounts are official government sources and which are impersonators.

Use the federal Social Media Registry to verify whether or not a social media site is managed by the U. S. government.  Enter the complete URL of the account you're verifying ( for example: