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RT @loreleikelly: Did you know that Congress is machine readable? "Your interoperable democracy" https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/448265-your-interoperable-democracy#.XQJ-WqJP99M.twitter Attn: @EricKnorr @…
RT @ellgood: @KarenKornbluh and my new piece is out in @DemJournal, https://democracyjournal.org/magazine/53/bringing-truth-to-the-internet/ We propose a new indy Digital Democracy Agency…
RT @Shayan86: A comprehensive investigation of #FakeNews and #Disinformation on Facebook and Twitter during the European elections campaign…
RT @BrandyZadrozny: New: Anti-vaccination activists have been booted or downranked from nearly every major platform. Now the most popular e…
RT @palewire: @uscensusbureau To make working with them easier, I've added support to our census-data-downloader tool for Python. https://…
RT @palewire: Included with the story is an interactive map with all of America's hard-to-count areas, according to @SR_spatial's data. Yo…
RT @palewire: 🗞️ #NEWS 🗞️ In the last census, nearly 1 in 7 Native Americans living on a reservation was missed. Can @uscensusbureau make…
RT @timesopen: The @nytimes Digital Transition team developed a training program to teach our journalists data skills and we're open sourci…
RT @USAttyBash: 52 years ago, SCOTUS held bans on interracial marriage unconstitutional. Like Brown, Loving enforced the original, plain me…
RT @CodeforDC: Last night a team of technologists including @LemWerks and @CodingItForward fellows @cbrewsayso, @vineshgkannan, and @AlexTh…
RT @CodeforDC: Happy #LovingDay ❤️🖤🏳️‍🌈 Today marks the anniversary of the 1967 Supreme Court decision to strike down interracial marriage…
RT @BarbMcQuade: It’s clear America has not read the Mueller Report. People still gasp when they hear about conduct described in it. Muell…
RT @digiphile: Thank you for hosting, Congressman! It was an honor to participate in a #TransparencyCaucus event again, particularly one th…
A @WashingtonPost photographer & @froomkin were able to read some of the letter @realDonaldTrump waved around, claiming it was an unannounced deal with Mexico https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/11/post-photographer-snapped-an-image-trumps-alleged-secret-mexico-deal- heres-what-it-says/ Literal sunshine unbound presidential secrecy. https://twitter.com/jabinbotsford/status/1138511047801942017
Thank you for hosting, Congressman! It was an honor to participate in a #TransparencyCaucus event again, particularly one that featured so many useful #opengov tools: https://transparencycaucus.info/2019/06/08/transparency-caucus-features-tools-to-track-legislative-information/ https://twitter.com/RepMikeQuigley/status/1138585955403743238
At the end of her review of @NBCSongland, @cbattan threw down a gauntlet for someone: create a hip hop competition where unknown rappers throw down their best rhymes, & then partner up with producers to hone them into songs. Could be a global hit. Freestyle talent is everywhere. https://twitter.com/newyorker/status/1138591617072472064
“If climate change causes more volatile frequent & extreme weather events, you’re going to have a scenario where these large providers of financial products — mortgages, home insurance, pensions — cannot shift risk away from their portfolios”— @CFTCbehnam https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/climate/climate-financial-market-risk.html
RT @EPluribusUnum: The country where a beneficial ownership registry could help the most may be the USA: https://github.com/GSA/participate-nap4/issues/32 …but this…
Congratulations to the @USWNT, which just defeated Thailand 13-0 (!) in their first match of the 2019 Women's World Cup. @alexmorgan13 scored 5 (!) goals. I hope their achievement draws attention to inequality in how they're paid: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/magazine/womens-soccer-inequality-pay.html #USWNT
RT @NIHDirector: Researchers have engineered a fungus that appears to work as a potent #mosquito killer. What it means for #malaria and oth…
Remember @realDonaldTrump’s transparency theater back in January 2017? This paper with a “secret deal” from the “most transparent @POTUS” (a ludicrous lie) is more of the same, playing for the cameras in a reality TV presidency: https://twitter.com/jamiedupree/status/1138509219022483457?s=21 https://twitter.com/digiphile/status/951512436313657344
 
President @realDonaldTrump's Potemkin paper came out a day after @m_ebrard said Mexico hadn't reached an undisclosed immigration agreement with the USA. Today, @m_ebrard said again there was no additional deal beyond what the governments announced Friday. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/us/politics/trump-mexico-deal.html
RT @mjenkins: I’m very excited to be joining forces with @mcclatchy & @GoogleNewsInit as GM of The Compass Experiment. Here’s a little bit…
Dear @vijaya, Why wouldn't @Twitter remove a tweet or tweets by @DavidNeiwert that violate the media policy, as opposed to suspending the account? https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/media-policy When you suspend a journalist who reports on extremism, you send a chilling message: http://theconversation.com/speaking-with-journalist-david-neiwert-on-the-rise-of-the-alt-right-in-trumps-america-101972
Comment dites-vous "terrible law" au Francais? This is a noxious restraint on the ability of the press & watchdogs to apply the modern tools of journalism (data + analytics) to hold French judges accountable. cc @OpenGovPart @Etalab https://twitter.com/marcidale/status/1138462869056557058
Dear @USNatArchives & @dferriero, Did @ICEgov archive the speeches it took offline? Did it comply with the PRA? https://sunlightfoundation.com/2019/06/11/removal-of-ice-speeches-collection/ Or was they outright deleted, representing an unauthorized disposition of public records? https://sunlightfoundation.com/2018/04/24/national-archives-publishes-online-dashboard-of-its-investigations-into-lost-altered-or-destroyed-public-records/ Please investigate. #opengov
Excellent essay by @kevinRKosar on closing Congress' knowledge gap by restoring the Office of Technology Assessment: https://www.cato-unbound.org/2019/06/10/kevin-kosar/congresss-tech-policy-knowledge-gap Key point, speaking to a libertarian or small government perspective: a smarter institution would inform both better oversight & laws.
The @CJR appointed public editors to watchdog news outlets: @anamariecox for @WashingtonPost @MariaBustillos for @MSNBC @gabrielsnyder for @nytimes @emilyctamkin for @CNN https://www.cjr.org/public_editor/meet-your-new-public-editors.php But no one for @WSJ, or @FoxNews, which has the most flawed ethics of them all? Hmm.
News publishers don't have public editors anymore, so we decided to fix that and appoint our own, including @gabrielsnyder, @anamariecox and @mariabustillos https://www.cjr.org/public_editor/meet-your-new-public-editors.php
 
What, no one for @FoxNews? :) That aside, will there be any official relationship with the networks or papers, or does this mean @CJR is essentially dedicated them to a column that focuses on a given outlet as a beat?
 
 
You are in a better position to know than I! Thanks.
The United Kingdom released an open call for evidence on a national data strategy: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-data-strategy-open-call-for-evidence/national-data-strategy-open-cal l-for-evidence The USA just published its data strategy https://twitter.com/opengov/status/1136813137473261568 Neither nation is doing well at engaging the public & tapping into our expertise. cc @govuk
"…prolonged sanctions and trade wars inevitably lead to a drying up of foreign and domestic investment. This happens because of increases in perceived risk."- @DanDrezner, offering @realDonaldTrump (expert!) advice on economic coercion: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/11/an-open-letter-donald-trump-an-expert-economic-coercion/?utm_term=.db1f8587fea4
RT @participatory: The study involved 65,000 individuals across 50 countries from all continents. Results show citizens are more committed…
Personal news: I’ve been named the new New York Times Public Editor by ⁦@CJR⁩ AMA about the NYT! https://www.cjr.org/public_editor/meet-your-new-public-editors.php
 
Will the core part of the (paid?) gig be seeking comment from reporters & editors on controversial, disputed, or flawed journalism? If so, can you look into this story, please? https://twitter.com/digiphile/status/1138126780072714240
 
That’s exactly the job. And I will take a look.
 
Thank you. And good luck!
RT @participatory: And finally here’s our brand new @WorldBank study, presenting results from the largest cross-country experiment on the r…
RT @waltshaub: It would be great if we had ethics laws that barred vehicles for funneling cash to the president and his family. https://t.c…
Yikes. The CEO of a news media company is almost a *full year late* to one of the laziest takes of 2018. Begs the question: what else is he behind on and wrong about? https://twitter.com/marlownyc/status/1137935090103803905
 
A vision for a third party responsive to the needs of the moment? https://www.wsj.com/articles/bring-on-a-third-party-candidate-1461624062
RT @jbordeaux: This is my understanding as well. I’m not seeing a lot of private sector CDO roles combined with the CIO either; in fact the…
RT @CampaignLegal: We are proud to support. The 700,000 Americans who live in the District of Columbia deserve access to the full suite of…
Dear @angelacolter @mattcutts: could you please pull together a Tiger Team from @USDS & @18F to fix this across US government websites? Thank you in advance for this and the rest of your service. https://twitter.com/dellcam/status/1138177268428300288
RT @xeni: How trolls use Twitter lists to target and harass other users - ⁦@lauren_feiner⁩ on the Lists harassment and abuse that ⁦@moorehn
Dear @Jim_Jordan, You just asked @HouseJudiciary to investigate how the @realDonaldTrump Russia investigation began. The #MuellerReport makes that clear: a foreign gov't told the @FBI. https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf Have you read it? Or are you assuming the public has not?
I do not think it was the intention of Congress in enacting #OpenGov Data Act for federal agencies to combine the role of the CIO & chief data officer into 1 person. @SpeakerRyan isn't in office now, but perhaps @PattyMurray could weigh in with a letter to @TheJusticeDept. https://twitter.com/jmillerWFED/status/1138168021707632640
A helicopter crash in Manhattan pre-empting a @HouseJudiciary hearing on obstruction of justice by the @POTUS on cable news networks right now is a sad, telling microcosm of the state of broadcast journalism right now. Folks interested can turn to @cspan 3 or @YouTube, but …ugh.
The @StateDept & @Interior removed webpages about @EITIorg. Just 404s now, along with US leadership on #anticorruption in extractives. "Implementing EITI is 1 of the commitments made by the USA in its @OpenGovPart national action plan" https://2009-2017.state.gov/e/enr/c56887.htm cc @SunWebIntegrity
Candidate for WHCA prez bashes org's reaction to revelation in Mueller report that Sarah Sanders had lied to reporters about Comey firing: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/10/sarah-sanders-watch-is-she-responsible-d-day-trip-debacle/?utm_term=. a65d8242d005 @jayrosen_nyu
 
Interesting. Has anyone come up with a substantive proposal for what the @WHCA could *do* to address lies by a @PressSec, abandoned briefings, or a POTUS calling them "enemies of the people" beyond issuing statements & having meetings?
 
Google “send the interns”
 
No need: I've read your work! I even argued about it with folks at the first Newsfoo, in another age. But I'm wondering about the candidates up to lead WHCA, not the folks outside of it.
 
Not that I have seen. There is very little in the way of details/substance on this front.
 
Disappointing, if not surprising.
1): @realDonaldTrump's campaign & PAC are #3 & #1 spenders on political ads on @facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ads/library/report/?source=archive-landing-page&country=US 2) This @POTUS is "working the ref" with lies, from the media to tech companies, & propagating conspiracy theories using official power https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nea3vq/trumps-social-media-bias-survey-is-a-craven-data-collection-ploy https://twitter.com/jdickerson/status/1138109975379828737
 
3) In 2019, in fact, @realDonaldTrump's campaign has spent more on @Google + @facebook than the next 5 campaigns, COMBINED. https://2020campaigntracker.com/ BTW, @Twitter, your lack of transparency is glaring! Please disclose political ad spending since 2018 as #opendata in an archive.
 
 
 
 
 
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