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Facebook’s commitments to transparency before Congress are welcome, but insufficient

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Unless Congress takes more time to understand and then to craft careful remedies, the emerging challenges for open government that Facebook is implicated in – from automated activity to algorithmic transparency to public speech on private platforms to data ethics and protections to anti-trust concerns to artificial intelligence – will most likely be obscured by more sound and fury emanating from Washington that ultimately signifies nothing.

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RollCall analysis finds Members of Congress aren’t transparent about their own taxes

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In the most comprehensive reporting we've seen on the availability of Congressional returns we've seen this year, Stephanie Akin and Sean McMinn looked for what was publicly disclosed and then systematically contacted every Member to see what was available. The result is a database that will inform the public about his or her Member of Congress' personal commitment to tax transparency.

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