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Disclosure in the Tiny Ad Space

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 9 2010

Politico's Morning Tech has some great reporting on Google's request for the Federal Election Commission to clarify how online political ad disclosure requirements, an in particular the application of disclosures that ... Read More

Pentagon Disputes Notion of Wikileaks "Negotiation"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, August 19 2010

The Pentagon is busily adjusting to a new world-order where it makes sense for it to negotiate with a loosely-knit Iceland-based web entity over the release of war documents, but it's doing so without much enthusiasm and ... Read More

Quote of the Day: Questioning Disclosure

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, August 9 2010

Disclosure as a regulatory tool in political finance will not soon come under extensive re-consideration. Its virtues are largely unquestioned, except in the rare case where identifiable minority interests are plainly, ... Read More

The Conversation Age vs. "Official," "Disclosure," and Our Other Political Assumptions

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 26 2010

Where do our public political lives overlap with our online selves? Is professional versus personal a useful or reasonable distinction anymore in the share-everything-everywhere age of new media? What do ... Read More

Deputy CTO's Buzz Contacts Set Off FOIA Request

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 12 2010

Today is "Better Know Your Social Media Settings" on the blog, it seems. Read More

California Reformers Struggle Against Lobbyist-to-Lawmaker Texting

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 3 2010

Across the country we've been seeing good government reformers slowly coming to the terms with the fact that existing electronic discolsure laws are about as effective at ensuring transparency as a water gun is at ... Read More

Trippi Apologizes Again, This Time for Sockpuppetry

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 21 2009

What started out as a simple case of sloppy online disclosure is turning into something more for Joe Trippi, one of the founding parents of online politics. On Friday, Trippi blogged and tweeted out an apology in ... Read More

White House Posts Obama and Biden's Financial Disclosures

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 18 2009

"These reports have traditionally been available in hard copy upon request, but in the interests of transparency and openness we are posting them online," writes the White House ethics chief Norm Eisen about ... Read More