Former President Donald Trump’s administration reportedly blocked various government websites from being made on topics ranging from homelessness to human trafficking.
Records of “.gov” website rejections and approvals by the Trump administration and President Joe Biden’s administration were obtained by Insider through a Freedom of Information Act request.
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Websites rejected by the Trump administration included humantrafficking.gov, reportfraud.gov, findshelters.gov, and checkthebox.gov, among others.
The document in the report shows that the Biden administration approves most websites proposed by federal agencies. Between January 2021 and September 2022, Biden’s Office of Management and Budget approved 85 of the 89 requests, and the four were not voluntarily withdrawn. Conversely, Trump’s OMB only approved 60 of the 104 requests from July 2018 to January 2021.
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The approval rate of government websites serves as another contrast between Trump and Biden as the two may be set for a rematch in the 2024 election after Trump announced his 2024 White House bid last week.