Even when people get their criminal records expunged, data brokers ensure the past keeps coming back to haunt them
The Markup“Clean slate” policies are geared toward giving people the chance to secure housing and jobs.
“Any theory of rehabilitation, of making sure people can move on from past mistakes or move on from poverty, involves stability.” —@sarahlageson
The Markup“We want readers to have a sense of agency —not apathy.” —@suryamattu, investigative data journalist and creator of Blacklight
Blacklight isn’t just a tool—it’s also a window into the journalistic process. Read more in today’s newsletter
Trackers piggybacking on website tools leave some site operators in the dark about who is watching or what marketers do with the data
The Markup🧵New investigation: Do you know who’s informed when you visit government websites? Sites for abortion providers? Those serving LGBTQ people? We found online tracking is common, even where privacy would seem paramount.