Tagged: Freedom of Information

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Democracy Facing the Challenge of Disinformation

A new report from Freedom House—Freedom on the Net 2018: The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism—raises concerns that excessive fake news is resulting in a general trend toward decreased internet freedom. Disinformation and propaganda has the potential to incite violence and undermine democracy, but it is frequently used purposefully to compel...

Enforcing Privacy Through Transparency: The Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office’s 2014 Annual Report to Congress

The safeguarding of personal privacy is a topic of concern for many Americans. As stipulated in the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the Department of Homeland Security‘s (DHS) Chief Privacy Officer is responsible with ensuring that privacy concerns and measures are incorporated into the activities of the DHS. At the...

11 September 2001: With the President

The Central Intelligence Agency‘s (CIA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room recently released a declassified document that describes President George W. Bush’s day preceding and following the September 11, 2001, attacks. The account of President Bush’s day is detailed by former intelligence adviser Michael Morell and includes information...