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Department for International Development: Social Networking

Department for International Development written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Housing)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is monitoring content that is publicly available on social networking sites using overt monitoring techniques.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The communications division in Department for International Development monitors content relating to departmental business that is publicly available on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. DFID also receives media monitoring services from Precise which incorporate some social media monitoring as part of the package.

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