Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report showing that smugglers are using Facebook to offer illegal passage across the southern U.S. border, despite the platform’s insistence that it doesn’t allow human exploitation.
Watchdog Requests Investigation into Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem for Violating State Campaign Finance Law
Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs requesting an investigation into Arizona State Representative Mark Finchem (R-Oro Valley) for violating state campaign finance laws by requesting donors send funds intended for a political action committee to his personal Venmo and PayPal accounts.
Watchdog Calls for Investigation into Sen. Marsha Blackburn for Abusing Her Office to Avoid a Traffic Ticket
Today, Campaign for Accountability sent a letter to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics requesting an investigation into whether Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) violated ethics rules by relying on her position as a United States Senator to avoid a traffic ticket.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report showing that the company is leaving some gaping holes in its crackdown on militia groups, raising questions for CEO Mark Zuckerberg as he prepares to testify to Congress for the first time since the U.S. Capitol riot.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report showing how tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon made heavy use of the Trump administration to advance their foreign business interests last year, undeterred by Trump’s escalating promotion of baseless election conspiracy theories.
Today, Campaign for Accountability sent a letter to the House Committee on Ethics asking the committee to issue guidance as to the proper use of proxy voting, first adopted by the House in May 2020. The request is in response to 13 members of the House using the pandemic as an excuse to skip in-person votes to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project, released the results of a month-long project tracking Big Tech’s sponsorships of newsletters targeted to Beltway insiders. TTP found that Facebook, currently amid a public-relations push promoting Section 230 reform, among other things, sponsored at least one major Beltway newsletter every weekday from the start of February through the first week of March.
Watchdog Requests Investigation into Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem for Violations of Financial Disclosure Laws
Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs requesting an investigation into whether State Representative Mark Finchem (R-Oro Valley) violated financial disclosure laws by failing to disclose a $6,000 payment the Trump campaign made to his company, Mark Finchem, PLLC, for consulting in support of the former President’s election fraud lie.
Campaign for Accountability Statement on Special Counsel Complaint Against HUD Administrator Lynne Patton
Today, Campaign for Accountability released a statement in reaction to a newly obtained disciplinary complaint filed by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) against former Housing and Urban Development Region II Administrator Lynne Patton for Hatch Act violations for abusing her official office and title for political purposes. OSC informed CfA that its complaint was a direct result of our complaint filed September 21.