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Behind the FOIA: How MuckRock spreads transparency and how you can help

Behind the FOIA: How MuckRock spreads transparency and how you can help

Recently, MuckRock hit a new milestone: the 70,000th request we had helped file on behalf of our users. Here’s a little of what goes on behind the scenes and how you can have your support for that mission multiplied by 12 through the end of the year.

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MuckRock is offering free accounts for recently laid off reporters

MuckRock is offering free accounts for recently laid off reporters

MuckRock would not exist without the amazing community of requesters that have helped us grow over the years. If you’ve been impacted by the recent news industry layoffs, we want to help by offering free “Mini Pro” accounts that let you file and embargo your requests, as well as opportunities for free upcoming training.

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Thanks to FOIA, you can (kinda) play the CIA's collectible card game

Thanks to FOIA, you can (kinda) play the CIA’s collectible card game

Earlier this year, the Central Intelligence Agency hosted a panel at South by Southwest about the agency’s use of board games as a training exercise. Intrigued, MuckRock’s Mitchell Kotler filed a FOIA for materials used to play Collection Deck, a collectible card game shown in the presentation. Those materials just came in, and while there’s nothing to stop you from printing them out and playing, there just one tiny snag: several of the cards are redacted as a matter of national security.

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