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Charge of the Light Brigade: Is Sean Parker's Civic Startup Too Male and White?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 25 2014

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Brigade, the $9 million Silicon Valley civic engagement startup backed by billionaire Sean Parker that is promoting itself as restoring voters "to the center of our democracy," got a hard whack on Twitter today after it unveiled more details about its leadership team on its nascent website. Read More

Facebook's New PAC Shows DC's Innovative and Risk-Taking Methods Are Spreading to Silicon Valley

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 27 2011

If the world needed further proof that the innovative and risk-taking methods of Washington, DC were spreading deeper into the American economy, it got its answer yesterday when Facebook, one of the fastest growing and ... Read More