Kristina Keneally’s Twitter Archive Is Missing A Month’s Worth Of Deleted Tweets

Former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally released a full archive of all of her deleted tweets on Wednesday to prove that she has nothing to hide — except there is no record of an entire month’s worth of activity.

Keneally was announced as Labor’s candidate in the Bennelong by-election on Tuesday and people quickly realised something odd had happened to her Twitter account.

Deleting your Twitter history (to stop anyone from retweeting uncomfortable tweets that reveal your real opinion) is an ominous way to start an election campaign. #auspol

— Tom Whitty (@twhittyer) November 14, 2017

In light of the news that she will run against John Alexander, the Liberal MP who was forced to stand down from the Parliament due to his British dual citizenship, the Twittersphere noticed that her entire list of tweets prior to November 2016 had mysteriously disappeared.

In an interview with ‘The Project’ on Tuesday night, Keneally was questioned about the deleted tweets, with particular focus on one tweet from November 3 where she appeared critical of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s standpoints on the currently unfolding situation on Manus Island.

In response, Keneally said that the New South Wales State Library (NSWSL), who is archiving both the print and digital copies of “personal papers” from her life, had a part to play in the disappearance after it “scooped up all of the tweets and put them on a hard disc”.

We speak to @KKeneally about why she’s running in the Bennelong by-election, where her tweets went & not being John Alexander.

— The Project (@theprojecttv) November 14, 2017

NSW State Library starting archiving my life last month. They’ve taken my baby photos & my tweets. All publicly available soon. #tweetgate 🙄

— Kristina Keneally 🌈 (@KKeneally) November 14, 2017

Despite this, when HuffPost Australia asked the NSWSL why an archiving process would require Keneally’s tweets to also be deleted from her online Twitter account, a Library spokesperson said archiving staff only deal with documents provided to them directly from the people they’re archiving.

To clear up any doubt that “those conspiracy theorists” had regarding the content of those tweets, Keneally tweeted a live link on Wednesday to a Google document detailing the timing and nature of each of her past tweets.

For those conspiracy theorists here are …read more

Source:: The Huffington Post – Australia


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