Website Change Tracker

The Web Integrity Project’s Website Change Tracker aggregates and classifies significant removals of content and reductions of access to information across the federal government’s websites since January 20, 2017. Find out how to use the Tracker and the classification here.

Detailed Description of Changes

1. Removal of link to ICE detention facility spreadsheet from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement FOIA Library Page

Last Updated: 2/14/2019
Summary of findings and context: Between March 31, 2016, and June 27, 2016, the “FOIA Library” page (Key Webpage #1) on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement website was altered. A link with the anchor text “2015 ICE Detention Facility Listing,” contained within the “Detention Facility Statistics” interactive menu, was removed. The link let to a spreadsheet titled “2015IceDetentionFacilityListing”. The spreadsheet detailed the names and locations of authorized ICE detention facilities.

Classification of change:

  • 2. Altering or removing links
  • c. Removing a link to a page that has not been permanently removed or has not been removed at all

Reporting:

Public agency communication:

  • Advance public notice: No)
  • Acknowledgement of change: No known inquiry.)
Detailed Description of Changes in Access and Content

Change details

  1. Between March 31, 2016 , and June 27, 2016, the “FOIA Library” page (Key Webpage #1) at the URL https://www.ice.gov/foia/library was altered.
    1. A link with the anchor text “2015 ICE Detention Facility Listing” which led to a spreadsheet file with the title “2015IceDetentionFacilityListing” at the URL https://www.ice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FOIA/2016/2015IceDetentionFacilityListing.xls was removed.
  2. No federal Web archive storing the unaltered version of the “FOIA Library” page has been located.


Key Webpage:

  1. Page title: FOIA Library

Additional Information: The “2015IceDetentionFacilityListing” spreadsheet was hosted at the URL https://www.ice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FOIA/2016/2015IceDetentionFacilityListing.xlsx until at least January 24, 2017. The URL currently redirects to a usa.gov search page with no results.

A link to the “2015IceDetentionFacilityListing” spreadsheet, hosted at a new URL (https://www.ice.gov/doclib/foia/dfs/2015IceDetentionFacilityListing.xlsx) was returned to the “FOIA Library” page (Key Webpage #1) between October 13, 2017 and October 15, 2017, and remains on the page as of January 23, 2019.

Because of gaps in archiving by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, it is unclear whether the “2015IceDetentionFacilityListing” spreadsheet was ever unavailable on the ICE website.

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5.Removal of LGBT Resources from the Department of Labor website

Last Updated: MM/DD/YY
Summary of findings and context: Between January 20, 2017 and January 25, 2017, the “LGBT Policy” page on the Department of Labor website was altered. A section of text about LGBT rights and links to two pages, “Advancing LGBT Workplace Rights” and “Resources for Employers on LGBT Workers and Inclusive Workplaces”, were removed. Around the same time, the “Advancing LGBT Workplace Rights” and “Resources for Employers on LGBT Workers and Inclusive Workplaces” pages were also removed from the Department of Labor website.

Classification of change:

  • (1) Altering or removing text and non-text content
  • a. Change or removal of text snippets (word(s), sentence(s), title(s), link text).
  • (5) Overhauling or removing an entire webpage or document
  • a. The previous URL leads to a “dead” page or a 404 error.

Reporting:

Public agency communication:

  • Advance public notice: No
  • Acknowledgement of change: No known inquiry


Detailed Description of Changes in Access and Content

Change details

  1. Between January 20, 2017 and January 25, 2017, the “LGBT Policy” page at the URL https://www.dol.gov/asp/policy-development/lgbt-workers.htm was altered to remove links to Key Webpage #2 and Key Webpage #3. The following text was also removed: “We have assessed how every aspect of our day-to-day work can incorporate concrete actions to advance LGBT workplace equality. From our worker-protection agencies and regulations, to our grants and technical assistance programs, to our own responsibilities as an employer, we have taken actions large and small to ensure LGBT workers and their families can share in the benefits of a growing economy. Today we report on the progress we have made, and the work still in progress.”
  2. Between January 10, 2017 and January 20, 2017, the “Advancing LGBT Workplace Rights” page (Key Webpage #2) at the URL https://www.dol.gov/asp/policy-development/lgbt-report.pdf was removed from the Department of Labor website. The page contained a 2015 report of the same name, which detailed key principles for protecting the rights of LGBT individuals in a workplace setting in PDF format. The URL now leads to a 404 error.
  3. Between December 21, 2016 and February 7, 2017, the “Resources for Employers on LGBT Workers and Inclusive Workplaces” page (Key Webpage #3) at the URL https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/LGBT/LGBT_resources.htmlwas removed from the Department of Labor website. The URL for the page now leads to a 404 error. The page contained information and links for employers, including a directory of organizations “that offer resources and guidance to employers around issues related to creating an inclusive workplace” for LGBT employees. Links to live pages, including to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision, were removed.
  4. A public Web archive containing the three webpages in this stub is collected by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and can be searched at https://archive-it.org/organizations/1224.


Key Webpage/s:

  1. Page title: LGBT Policy

  2. Page title: Advancing LGBT Workplace Rights

  3. Page title: Resources for Employers on LGBT Workers and Inclusive Workplaces

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