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FCC
FCC

This Is Ajit Pai's Official Calendar for the Months Leading Up to the Net Neutrality Repeal

Motherboard obtained the FCC chair's official calendar through a Freedom of Information request.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.25.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

Internal FCC Report Shows Republican Net Neutrality Narrative Is False

The story of net neutrality as an Obama-led takeover of the internet was refuted by an Inspector General investigation whose findings were not made public prior to Thursday’s vote.
Jason Koebler
12.18.17
FOIA
FOIA

Public Lands Agency Ordered Staff to Promote Oil and Gas on Social Media

Staff at the Bureau of Land Management were instructed to share photos of fossil fuel development on the agency’s Flickr page, FOIA documents reveal.
Sarah Emerson
12.11.17
FOIA
FOIA

'Nature' Editorial Juxtaposes FOIA Email Release With Illegal Hacking

One of science's most important publications assumes science journalists don't know how to do their jobs.
Jason Koebler & Sarah Emerson
12.8.17
Tonto, Hello
Tonto, Hello

The Interior Secretary’s Favorite Horse, ‘Tonto,’ Has Been Very Busy

Want to meet the US Park Police horse? Get in line.
Sarah Emerson
9.22.17
Government Misinformation
Government Misinformation

'Yikes, This Is Bad Press': Internal Emails Show Federal Employees Asking Why a Climate Scientist's Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg Was Canceled

New unpublished documents from the US Geological Survey reveal the agency had no role in squashed meeting between its climate scientist at the Facebook CEO.
Sarah Emerson
9.12.17
VIP.GOV
VIP.GOV

FOIA: Internal Emails Show Government Officials Scrambling to Explain Why Climate Scientist’s Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg Was Canceled

Unpublished documents reveal new details about the circumstances behind the high-profile Facebook event.
Sarah Emerson
8.25.17
FOIA
FOIA

Getting NASA to Comply With Simple FOIA Requests Is a Nightmare

NASA often refuses to complete Freedom of Information Act requests using the excuse that it is "unclear what specific NASA records you are requesting."
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
8.22.17
OSTP FOIA
OSTP FOIA

Here Are Draft Materials From the White House’s Technology Summit

FOIA documents obtained by Motherboard show a draft invitation list and event schedule.
Sarah Emerson
8.10.17
Whodunit?
Whodunit?

Google Tells City ‘Local Adolescents’ Are Throwing its Bikes Into a Mountain View Creek

Mountain View public records show Google asked for help in retrieving its abandoned bikes from Stevens Creek.
Sarah Emerson
7.31.17
redacted
redacted

Here’s the FBI’s Internal Presentation About the 9/11 Attacks

FBI documents obtained by Florida Bulldog offer more questions than answers about the circumstances surrounding the 9/11 attacks.
Sarah Emerson
7.25.17
toasty toes
toasty toes

People Keep Burning Their Goddamn Feet in Yellowstone Hot Springs

A collection of mishaps from boiling caldrons of thermal water.
Sarah Emerson
7.24.17