Searchable Video May Bolster Government Transparency in California
A new online tool that combines video archiving with social engagement could usher in a new era of legislative transparency in California.
Called “Digital Democracy,” the database identifies specific segments of footage from all California Senate and Assembly committee and floor hearings based on keywords. Spearheaded by former state Sen. Sam Blakeslee, the platform allows users to re-post those video clips on social media networks and rate the usefulness of each segment for the particular search criteria they used.
Archiving video and ...
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