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Public Records Laws and Social Media Retention in Texas

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Social Media Record Retention Legal News in Texas

Read about Texas cases and precedents involving social media and public record retention.

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Texas A&M settles lawsuit with PETA over social media records

PETA filed a public records request for the records of A&M’s social media filters to see if they were censoring posts and comments for keywords like “dogs”, “PETA”, and “abuse”. PETA argued that these constituted records under the Texas Public Information Act. Texas A&M paid $75,000 to settle the lawsuit.

Texas Assistant Attorney General states social media records are public records after the City of Seabrook received a records request for social media comments

They City received a records requests for all comments on the city police department’s social media pages. The City argued that information was not subject to the Public Information Act. However, when it appealed to the Attorney General, the Assistant Attorney General responded by stating that the comments – and all content created on social media – is subject to public records laws.

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