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Where can the comprehensive FBI list of texting abbreviations be found online?

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s comprehensive list of texting abbreviations can be found online at MuckRock.com, as of 2015. It was Jason Smathers of MuckRock.com who initially requested the list under the Freedom of Information Act in January of 2014.

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The list, which is available to download directly from the website, contains 83 pages of texting abbreviations, Internet jargon and terms compiled by the FBI. The website also publishes the correspondence between Smathers and the FBI regarding the initial request and follow-up emails exchanged between the two parties. Notably, correspondence regarding the poor quality of the documents sent to Smathers is included for visitors to read.

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