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Chelsea Manning has started tweeting

How Chelsea Manning sees herself. By Alicia Neal, in cooperation with Chelsea herself, commissioned by the Chelsea Manning Support Network, April 23, 2014. Image via Wikipedia

It has been confirmed that Chelsea Manning has begun tweeting from prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Her Twitter account, @xychelsea, now has nearly 50,000 followers.

Here are photos of letters about her account that she tweeted this morning at 10:42 AM Central Time. Reportedly, Manning must dictate her tweets on the phone from prison to a trusted party elsewhere. She signs off with a heart dotting “Manning.”

This seems potentially groundbreaking for Manning’s visibility while behind bars. Does anyone know how likely it is that Manning can keep tweeting, or does her account break federal prison regulations?