Fake News, Trump and the Freedom of Information Act
A story doing the rounds claims that the Trump administration is taking advantage of the government shut-down to change the rules by which the Department of the Interior processes and responds to FOIA requests. This story could not be less accurate if they were actively trying to mislead people. As a long-time FOIA journalist, I explain how the Act really works and why the proposed changes will make little difference to citizens’ rights and ability to get information from the US government.
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