This obscure law can help correct misinformation in Trump's White House

November 26, 2017

Last week, an advocacy group, the Democracy Forward Foundation, sent a letter to the Department of the Treasury requesting a correction under the Information Quality Act. This seemingly obscure action could pave the way for greater use of another tool that could be useful for groups hoping to highlight distortions of facts by the Trump administration.

The Information Quality Act (IQA) was passed as a rider to an appropriations bill in 2000.  It, and the regulations implementing it, require agencies to disseminate only information that is objective and of high quality, and to set up a process where members of the public can challenge such information.

Opinion Column by Stuart Shapiro, The Hill, November 25, 2017

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