National Archives to capture tweets and social media created by the UK government
Their website has a direct link to the Twitter archive and a YouTube archive According to the official press release the following rules have been applied.
- Where tweets contain a link to web content that is included in the UK Government Web Archive users can expect the link to behave almost as it would on the live web.
- Re-tweets made by government accounts are excluded and tweets sent from non-government accounts that form part of a conversation on Twitter but don’t appear in the API for the accounts we’re collecting (e.g. replies, or tweets directed at the government accounts) haven’t been preserved.
Tweeted links that direct the user to web domains that are not in scope for our other archiving activity (e.g. newspaper websites) will lead to a 410 message that allows users to see the destination of the link and locate the material elsewhere.