Reports of Information Removed from Government Websites

Since the Trump Administration took office, reports of information going missing from government websites have caused confusion and worry. Volunteers from government and civil society have been working to preserve as much online government data as possible, with groups like the End Of Term Harvest and DataRefuge bringing archivists and hackers together to harvest data and other information from government websites.  

OTG has started to track reports of information being moved or removed, and whether agencies have responded to public inquiries about missing data. If there are reports of missing data that are not listed below, please let us know

Additional Resources:

Tracking U.S. government data removed from the Internet during the Trump administration - Sunlight Foundation

Public interest groups: Agencies must notify public before stripping online government data – OpenTheGovernment.org

Upcoming DataRefuge Events

Information on the End Of Term Harvest and how you can help

How Data Refuge works, and how YOU can help save federal open data – Sunlight Foundation

 

Submitted by emanna on 02/23/2017