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Image description: A worker prepares the marble facade of the Supreme Court for a laser cleaning.
Photo by the Architect of the Capitol

Image description: A worker prepares the marble facade of the Supreme Court for a laser cleaning.

Photo by the Architect of the Capitol

The Freedom of Information Act is a law that lets you access government information. Learn how to file a request.

How to Identify Valid Federal Government Social Media Accounts

Every day, the government uses social media services like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to communicate with you 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 our Social Media Registry to verify whether or not a social media account is managed by the U.S. federal government. You’ll need the complete URL of the account you’re verifying (example:http://twitter.com/whitehouse).

Get Answers to Your Government Questions

We can help you find official U.S. government information and services on the Internet. If you have a question, you can ask us here in the comments, e-mail us or call us at 1-800-FED-INFO.