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Facebook’s opacity in Seattle shows why self-regulation on digital disclosure isn’t enough

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The public should be able to easily see the source of campaign ads though disclaimers and online disclosures, no matter where we live or what network, platform or device we view them on, so that we can understand who is seeking to influence our elections. Transparency is a necessary but insufficient measure to detect and deter influence, whatever city or state people live in.

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6 Ways to Free the Freedom of Information Act

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David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, invites the public to visit the National Archives during Sunshine Week on March 12, 2018. https://foia.blogs.archives.gov/2018/01/10/mark-your-calendars-for-sunshine-week-2018-at-the-national-archives/

In its first meeting of 2018, the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee unanimously voted to approve a series of recommendations. If implemented, they would improve transparency, accountability and efficiency in administering the nation's preeminent public records law at federal government agencies. Bonus news: a new FOIA.gov is coming soon.

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New York State’s 2018 democracy agenda will include more sunshine for online advertising

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new "democracy agenda to protect election integrity, including a first-in-the-nation state law to require disclosures and disclaimers for online political ads. The legislative proposal, which is modeled upon the Honest Ads Act that Sunlight helped draft in Congress, would similarly expand the state's definition of political communication (electioneering) to include paid digital and Internet advertising, require platforms to maintain a public file of paid political ads, and make reasonable efforts to prevent foreign actors from buying ads.

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