Information Access for All

Among the more interesting aspects of the current election cycle is the constant fact checking that several of the news organizations now routinely provide after candidate debates.  Often these fact checks rely on public documents that the news organizations dug up in previous news cycles or were pressed to look up for the purposes of confirming the claims by candidates on the campaign trail.

This is a nice development that reinforces the idea that public information isn’t just for the gotcha moments featured in movies like Spotlight but are necessary to keep public conversations at least a little bit honest and close to the truth.

Yeah for our team’s work on making access so usual we don’t even notice it at work!CrowdCurtis.jpg

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