David Cameron's No 10 Twitter messages deleted without reply
3 May 2013
More than 3,000 messages to David Cameron's official Number 10 Twitter feed are deleted without even being read every month.
Direct messages intended for the Prime Minister's office are generally ignored, even though aides reply to letters sent to Mr Cameron by snail mail.
A Freedom of Information request about the @Number10gov Twitter feed reveals it gets 100 to 200 messages every day.
Officials said the the many of the messages contain "no real substantive content" and all are deleted because the limitations of Twitter's format mean we wouldn't be able to give a full and useful reply.
Number 10 advises people to write by mail, rather than email or use Twitter, saying this route is better if issue is personal or you wish to be assured of a direct response to your query.
Over the last few years, Mr Cameron has tried to use social media to enhance his profile and hired digital advisers to improve the Government's technological credentials .
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