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Iranian regime used internet blackout to hide atrocities

The Iranian regime used the nearly weeklong internet blackout to cover the state's violent crackdown on nationwide protests.

Report: Venezuelans protest for democracy more than ever [infographic]

Street demonstrations across Venezuela calling for democratic elections and restoration of basic services rose nearly 100% in 2019 from a year earlier.
Illustration of people sneaking money out of large globe (State Dept./D. Thompson)

December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day

Corruption props up dictators, weakens democracies, and drains needed revenue from the global economy. Find out just how much.
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How do you know if what you’re seeing online is true?

How can you see past hoaxes? Learn how you can confirm photos and video footage, and fact-check what you see online.
Drawing of hand holding magnifying glass over spreadsheet (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

4 ways you can hold officials accountable

Is your government transparent? Knowing what elected officials say, do and spend is vital to an open government. Here's how you can keep tabs on officials.
A police officer handing out ice cream from a truck (Courtesy of Boston Police Dept.)

What does ice cream have to do with policing?

Through their community policing outreach effort, this police department is handing out ice cream. See how other cities are reducing crime in their streets.
Juan Guaidó in crowd of people (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

More than 50 countries support Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó

The governments of countries around the world are formally recognizing Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela.
Police officer wearing body camera (© AP Images)

In the U.S., cameras mean transparent policing

Cameras are common in American policing. Who gets to see all those hours of footage of police interacting with the public?
Nicolás Maduro surrounded by military personnel (© Marcelo Garcia/Miraflores Presidential Press Office/AP Images)

Maduro’s constitutional crimes

Nicolás Maduro ignored the rule of law and violated the Venezuelan Constitution in fraudulent attempts to hold onto power.