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FOIA FAQ: How to explore MuckRock’s public archive of FOIA requests and releases

FOIA FAQ: How to explore MuckRock’s public archive of FOIA requests and releases

Over the last nine years, MuckRock users have filed over 60,000 public records requests at the local, state, and federal levels, resulting in the release of four million pages of government records. Today, we’re going to look at how you can use the Requests page to explore the archives, and even build off the great FOIA work of others.

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What we've learned helping crowdsource over 10,000 pages of government records

What we’ve learned helping crowdsource over 10,000 pages of government records

A little over a year ago, we launched our new Assignments tool to help crowdsource analysis large document sets. Since then, over 1,000 volunteers have helped newsrooms and nonprofits (including MuckRock) analyze over 10,000 pages of documents.

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FOIA FAQ: Why can’t I upload my existing FOIA requests to MuckRock?

FOIA FAQ: Why can’t I upload my existing FOIA requests to MuckRock?

Often times people ask to upload their existing FOIA requests to MuckRock or want to share an interesting cache of documents through the site. We’re always excited to see more people using public records, so we wanted to explain why we don’t accept these kinds of offers and suggest some alternatives.

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Release Notes: Better portal handling, including special fixes for FOIAonline

Release Notes: Better portal handling, including special fixes for FOIAonline

Currently, our development efforts are focused mostly on overhauling user authentication across our services, making it easier to log in to any of our sites while also simplifying permissions and organization management.

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Release Notes: Fixing requests with tens of thousands of files and improved Assignment export

Release Notes: Fixing requests with tens of thousands of files and improved Assignment export

Last week we mostly spent fixing a few bugs that popped up rarely but still needed quashing. Chief among them: A bug that broke request pages if they had multiple communications that each had hundreds of communications.

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