Comments on: Let the sunshine in with transparentdemocracy.org http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/02/let-the-sunshine-in-with-transparentdemocracyorg/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jeff Manning http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/02/let-the-sunshine-in-with-transparentdemocracyorg/#comment-359327 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 18:33:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17090#comment-359327 As the primary technologist and developer on this project, I share your concerns over just ‘how cynically we all view the democratic process these days’. It’s for that very reason we built this site and organized as an open system and organized as a 501c3 non-profit.We have a no-bias policy with regard to favoring any party or individual over another. Our goal is to keep the system completely open, allowing anyone to join, and anyone to comment and take a position. Is this model or site perfect? Not even close.But this ‘openness’, by itself, doesn’t guarantee a site with an unbiased source of information. But over time, with enough interest and participation, any bias should become noise, allowing you to find a position that’s aligned with your current one – and to discover a range of views by others that are not.

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By: Ian Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/02/let-the-sunshine-in-with-transparentdemocracyorg/#comment-359323 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 16:58:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17090#comment-359323 Uhhh, how is the question of whether moving headquarters is good or bad for the company affected by knowledge of how other people – total strangers, or worse, hackers – are claimed to be intending to vote? Either I believe moving is a good thing, or else I don’t.This site’s creation is certainly evidence of how cynically we all view the democratic process these days, but as far as I can see, its founders are only digging the hole that bit deeper (and presumably selling loads of advertising space along the way).

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By: Chris http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/02/let-the-sunshine-in-with-transparentdemocracyorg/#comment-359322 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 16:57:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17090#comment-359322 If the site aims to restrict itself to pure objectivity and statement of facts, it will be of benefit. If it is yet another outlet to foist the views of the site owners on everyone, it’s a waste of time. We have enough of those.

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