Files recently released to MuckRock shed light on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation of the radical Ramparts magazine. Originally classified SECRET, the investigation described in the FBI files was an “internal security” matter relating to the magazine’s registration status. Paralleling and seemingly predicting some of the later investigations of WikiLeaks, the Bureau suspected that Ramparts “may currently be engaged in acts of distribution of propaganda, acting as a political agent,
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I spoke with J. Pat Brown, executive editor of Muck Rock, the non-profit, collaborative investigative news site.
Addicts of espionage and scholars of mayhem will be pleased.
So will advocates of open government and defenders of digital freedom
The CIA’s long restricted CREST database is going to go online, thanks to a lawsuit.