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By Genevieve Shuey

'Snitch List' goes viral

Most people turning in businesses for non-compliance have their information shared, businesses blamed without cause


The State of Washington has compiled a list of businesses turned in by citizens for violating Governor Inslee's Stay at Home order. Dozens of people filed public records requests asking for copies of the Excel spreadsheet document with the list, many forwarding it to the grass root activist group called We the Governed. Glen Morgan, founder of the group, then published the document online.

The Excel document lists the complaints-as well as the complainants' names, email addresses, and phone numbers, unless the complainant specifically requested anonymity. Some complainants were not aware that the information they provided would be public record.

The list is interesting viewing: it contai...

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