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Watchdog Requests SEC Investigate Undisclosed Histories of Deep Sea Mining Companies Seeking Merger

Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate the proposed Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) transaction between DeepGreen Metals Inc. and Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp. (SOAC), alleging required disclosures are inadequate. The filers appear to have failed to disclose material information regarding the backgrounds and litigation histories of key […]

Posted inUS

TTP Investigation: Human Smuggling Rampant on Facebook

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 10, 2021– Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), released a report revealing the ongoing presence of human smuggling activity on Facebook that is contributing to the increase in crossings at the U.S. southern border—and potentially putting lives in danger. Read the report. CfA […]

Posted inUS

TTP Investigation: Facebook Teams with Human Smugglers Luring Migrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 16, 2021– Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), 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. The investigation revealed that, in some […]

Posted inUS

TTP Investigation: Facebook Home to Militant ‘Patriot Party’ Movement

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 2, 2021 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), released a report showing how Facebook is allowing a far-right, pro-Trump “Patriot Party” movement to take root on its platform, combining elements of militia activity and election conspiracy theories. While the effort so […]

Posted inUS

HHS Emails Demonstrate Trump Admin Promotes Little-Used Fertility Awareness Method Over Effective Birth Control

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 1, 2020 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, released communications from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing a top healthcare official, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs Dr. Diane Foley, repeatedly communicated with abortion opponents to promote so-called natural family […]

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TTP Investigation: Facebook is Allowing Sales of Wildlife Linked to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 6, 2020 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), released a new report revealing that pangolins, one of the world’s most trafficked mammals, are being openly sold on Facebook. Recently, pangolins have emerged as a possible conduit in the transmission of Covid-19 […]

Posted inCalifornia

Watchdog Calls on HHS to Stop Providing Title X Funding to Anti-Abortion Group Obria

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 17, 2019 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog organization focused on public accountability, sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs, Dr. Diane Foley, asking HHS to end Title X funding for The Obria Group, […]

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CfA Releases Documents Showing How Trump Admin Pulled Strings To Award Grant to Anti-Birth Control Group, Obria

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 21, 2019 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, released new documents shedding light on how officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intervened to secure federal family planning funds, known as Title X funding, for Obria, an anti-abortion and anti-birth […]

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Watchdog Again Calls for Investigation of Interior Nominee David Bernhardt for Lobbying Disclosure Violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 5, 2019 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, again called on federal officials to investigate whether Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and his former lobbying firm, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, violated the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) and the False Statements Act […]

Posted inSci/Tech

CfA Releases New Report, Browser Extension Demonstrating that Google Is Virtually Inescapable

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 10, 2018 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (“CfA”), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, released a new report, Quitting Google, showing it is virtually impossible to avoid Google’s omnipresent tracking despite the company’s claims that “competition is just a click away.” In conjunction with the report, CfA released a new browser […]

Posted inUS

Call for Investigation into HHS Secretary Azar’s Relationship with Former Employer Eli Lilly Following Proposed Rule Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 28, 2018 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog group focused on public accountability, called on ethics officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to open an investigation into HHS Secretary Alex Azar and his relationship with his former employer, the pharmaceutical manufacturer Eli Lilly and […]

Posted inUS

Report Reveals Facebook and Google Benefit from Placing Employees Inside Political Campaigns

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 14, 2018 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (“CfA”), a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog group that runs the Google Transparency Project, released a new report, “Partisan Programming,” detailing how political campaigns utilize embedded staffers from Facebook and Google to help run their campaigns – an arrangement that provides companies with unique access to top politicians.  […]

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