WhoDoTheyKnow is a web application aggregating and exposing the links between individuals in governments, the police and judiciary and those in the media, and displaying them in a way to make it much more accessible to the general public. It is being developed as a project for Young Rewired State 2011.
There are three main data sources I intend to use to initially seed the database:
- The list of government meetings with News International (via The Guardian)
- The list of David Cameron's meetings and Chequers guests (via The Guardian)
- Labour's disclosure of meetings with media executives
In addition to this, new connections will be able to be submitted to the site if and when they are reported in the media - will require citations for libel reasons etc :)