How to weaponize foia for fun and profit

Since people have only recently figured this out, the freedom of information act is incredibly poorly written and easy to abuse: here’s how to weaponize it against people you dislike!

Step 1: find someone you dislike - department heads/ people subject to freedom of information only
Step 2: send them a valid request once a second!
Step 3: they are legally obligated to respond to each that they have received it and also provide the information requested or justification to why it cannot be released.

Congress didn’t write themselves into it(cuz obviously) but there’s no time limit on how many requests anyone can submit at once.
Also, this is entirely legal!
Make sure to include all the necessary information so your requests are valid. Have fun!

ps. You can blame clonemep for suing to cause the courts to have to force congress into rushing this law see 6 FSC 4 clonemep v. clonemep
have fun dept heads.

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fucks sake cherry oh lawd oh my god oh fuck oh what a good day to be a judicial official

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Sad sad sad

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Brilliant! I shall use this technique against my enemy, the Secretary of State.

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You can originally blame Congress for putting it in the BOR that they are required to write legislation on it. Imagine giving yourself work, not doing the work, then being forced to do the work.

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oh yes absolutely but I found it funnier to blame you since I got to cite clonemep v. Clonemep unironically

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Valid reason

:+1:

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this is funny

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just kill me at this point

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just so y’all know I along with a bunch of people told congress the version they wrote was stupid but they didn’t listen so I’m just letting them deal with the natural consequence
sorry dept heads y’all r cool!

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Oh also requests sent through Roblox PM or the forums are also valid, doesn’t have to be discord PMs

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heheheHEHEHEHE

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It can also be censored and not readable, still have to respond.

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Dont worry Department heads, a Representative is working on it.

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im going to neck myself.

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As a reminder, you can just not respond,

See if you get sued, then don’t give anything up unless a judge forces you!

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next thing you know we’re gonna have FOIAGate

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dont get me STARTED

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don’t worry the people will do that for you

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