Census Bureau/Misinformation

David Uberti filed this request with the U.S. Census Bureau of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOC-CEN-2020-000045

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: David Uberti

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All internal and external communications to/from Census Bureau officials about the threat of misinformation and disinformation in next year's Census, included but not limited to the following:
- Internal emails, chats, and transcripts/notes of meetings among bureau employees that mention the terms "misinformation," "disinformation," or "fake news"
- All external emails related to misinformation and disinformation exchanged between Census bureau officials and employees of large tech companies: Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube
- All communications between Census Bureau officials and members of Congress, or congressional staff members, about misinformation and disinformation

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

David Uberti

From: U.S. Census Bureau

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=DOC-CEN-2020-000045&type=request)

* Tracking Number: DOC-CEN-2020-000045
* Requester Name: David Uberti
* Date Submitted: 10/08/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All internal and external communications to/from Census Bureau officials about the threat of misinformation and disinformation in next year's Census, included but not limited to the following:
- Internal emails, chats, and transcripts/notes of meetings among bureau employees that mention the terms "misinformation," "disinformation," or "fake news"
- All external emails related to misinformation and disinformation exchanged between Census bureau officials and employees of large tech companies: Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube
- All communications between Census Bureau officials and members of Congress, or congressional staff members, about misinformation and disinformation

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

David Uberti

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From: U.S. Census Bureau

Mr. Uberti, the Census Bureau FOIA Office has received a FOIA request from you. In order for us to process this request we need clarification to names and specific timeframes which will allow us to do an adequate search of the Census Systems.  Please provide this information so that we may move forward on your request.
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Nicole Alexander, FOIA Analyst
Census Bureau FOIA Office

From: David Uberti

Hey Nicole,

Thanks for your response. The timeframe I'm interested in is from Nov. 1, 2016, till whenever you process this request. I've included a handful of names below:

- Steven Dillingham, Director
- Ron Jarmin, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer
- Kevin Smith, Chief Information Officer
- Lisa Wolfisch, Director, Center for New Media & Promotion
- Zack Schwartz, Deputy Division Chief, Center for New Media & Promotion
- Stephen Buckner, Assistant Director of Communications

Thanks in advance for your time and help.

Best,

David Uberti

From: U.S. Census Bureau

Mr. Uberti,
we are in receipt of your request. In order to proceed, we'll need to know which names or offices (Census, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube, Congress, etc.) are involved in the search as well as provide a timeframe for the search. We don't have the capability to do a blanket search, so if you can narrow your scope that will help us perform a search.

For questions, please email or call 301-763-2127.
Thanks.
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Deloris Reed
FOIA Section Chief

From: U.S. Census Bureau

DOC-CEN-2020-000045 has been processed with the following final disposition: Other.

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