Social media accounts the BBC plans to close

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I read yesterday in an article on BBC News ( that "The BBC also said it would close most of its social accounts to focus on core services like @bbcnews, @bbcworld and @bbcbreaking."

I would be grateful for information / documents on the following:
1.) Whether this decision to close some social media accounts is limited to social media accounts under the 'BBC News' remit or brand, or if it includes social media accounts from other areas of the BBC as well.
2.) A full list of all of the social media accounts that the BBC plans to close, including if possible web links (URLs) to the accounts.
3.) The date or time frame in which the BBC plans to begin closing these accounts.
4.) What exactly is meant by the BBC when you say you will 'close' an account (e.g: will the account and it's content be deleted from the social media platform, or will it instead be marked as closed / archived, but remain online with all its past content).

Yours faithfully,

Mr Ferguson

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Ferguson

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 16.07.2020.  We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days of receipt. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20200997.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
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London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Ferguson,


Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20200997.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights


BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP


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