Press Release

GAO Sharing New Reports, Podcasts, and More on Facebook

Supporters of government accountability can now “Like” the Government Accountability Office


WASHINGTON (September 6, 2011) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) continues its efforts to utilize emerging technologies in support of its mission by joining the world’s largest online social network, Facebook. With over 750 million active users spending over 700 billion minutes on the site each month, Facebook will allow GAO to make its work available in real time to a wide range of audiences.

“GAO’s Facebook page brings together our latest content and helps us share it with people where they are,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. “This initiative is the latest step in GAO’s continuous effort to seek out new communication tools to share our findings with Congress and the American people.”

The GAO Facebook page can be found at http://www.facebook.com/usgao. Facebook users who “Like” the page will see new GAO content in their News Feeds on a regular basis, including new reports and testimonies, podcasts, selected videos and report graphics.

For more information, contact Chuck Young, Managing Director of Public Affairs, at 202-512-4800.


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