Protect Democracy files administrative appeal in government misinformation case
- September 13, 2018
As reported by the Washington Post, today, Protect Democracy – along with the Brennan Center for Justice, Michael F. Crowley, and Benjamin Wittes – again asked DOJ and DHS to retract or correct a report they issued in January that portrays immigrants as the primary perpetrators of terrorism. (They aren’t.) Today’s letter is an administrative appeal of a petition that we submitted to DOJ and DHS in February under the Information Quality Act (IQA), which requires the government to provide accurate and unbiased information. As we explained in our original petition and in today’s appeal, the report fails to live up to this obligation, and thus violates the IQA and the agencies’ own guidelines. We had to sue the government just to get a response, and when the agencies finally did provide substantive responses they were woefully inadequate, as they failed to address many of the flaws that we identified in the report.
See our tweet thread below:
Today’s letter is an administrative appeal of a petition that we submitted to DOJ and DHS in February under the Information Quality Act, which requires the government to provide accurate and unbiased information. https://t.co/4LzbL9gunz
— Protect Democracy (@protctdemocracy) September 13, 2018
The administrative appeal is here:
2018 09 13 Protect Democracy Et Al IQA Administrative Appeal Public (Text)