Secret Service spokesman Max Milien said the Secret Service leaves it to the discretion of other agencies and offices when it comes to protecting information on social media platforms. “Individual agencies have their own policies regarding these topics,” Milien said, explaining that visitors are informed of operational security procedures. “We rely on our partners that the operational security is adhered to.”
Current and former Congressional aides stressed that they are proactive in protecting the identity of Members’ details, often requesting photos of the personnel or cars used by lawmakers be removed from media sites.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.