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Ian McDonald made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Ian McDonald

Dear New Zealand Police,

Under the Official Information Act, please supply the following.

1. Police are using social media sites such as facebook to communicate to the public. Are sites such as facebook considered a public record and as such can not have posts edited, deleted or tampered with under the Public Records Act 2005 without proper authority once posted.
2. On what lawful grounds can the public be prevented (blocked from posting or banned) from using those social media sites as a method of communication or voicing their support or opposition to comments made by Police or spokesperson for the Police.

I am a New Zealand Citizen and reside in New Zealand.

Yours faithfully,

Ian McDonald

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