It’s nearly that time again! We’re planning our second FOIA Forum, a live, hour-long (maybe a little bit more) interactive session where Joseph and I will talk about how we approach filing public records requests and will file them in real-time. We’re planning this for Thursday, 30th November at 1 PM Eastern. Add it to your calendar!
So, what’s the FOIA Forum? We’ll send you a link to a piece of video livestreaming software. Joseph and I will be there, and we’ll share our screen and show you specifically how we file FOIA requests. Last time we took a ton of questions from the chat and incorporated those into our FOIAs in real-time. There were some other questions that we’ve gone away and worked on and will have answers to this time. We’ll also check on some requests we filed last time. But if this will be your first FOIA Forum, don’t worry, you absolutely do not need to start from the beginning (although if you do want to watch the recording, that is available to paying subscribers here). We really love talking directly to our community about something we are obsessed with (getting documents from governments) and showing other people how to do it too.
For example, here is an article Joseph did where he got hundreds of documents about an AI surveillance company called Fusus. Do you want to make similar requests to the police in your city? Joseph will show you how.
Subscribers will get a link to the livestream the day or so before we go live, and then will be sent an archive of the session the next day or so. Looking forward to seeing you there!