Who Uses FOIA? - An Analysis of 229,000 Requests to 85 Government Agencies
Max Galka, FOIA Mapper, Mar. 13, 2017
When the Freedom of Information Act was enacted in 1966, it was envisioned as a tool for journalists to facilitate government oversight and accountability. Although the FOIA is still generally thought of in this way, inextricably linked to the news media’s role as government watchdog, this view bears little resemblance to the reality of how FOIA is used today.
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