Using FOIA To Find Out How Much Gov't Is Spending On Ads Promoting FOIA
from the follow-the-circle dept
It would appear that the UK government is trying to promote its website for those filing Freedom of Information Act requests using paid search. Any time people search on “freedom of information act” or “freedom of information” an ad may appear. That, apparently, caught the imagination of someone who wondered just how much the government was paying for those ads and, conveniently, filed a freedom of information request to find out. Apparently, about 4,000 people have clicked through since the ads began last July, costing the government a few hundred pounds. There’s no word on whether or not one of those clicks was from the person filing this FOIA request — but you would assume that would be the case.