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Six Things Trump’s FCC Chairman Doesn’t Want You to Know About Net Neutrality


As the agency moves forward with its misinformation campaign to reverse open internet protections, these key points are worth highlighting.

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE
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Communications Inequality Comes Home to Roost


Policies set in motion by the GOP and its loyal FCC chief, Ajit Pai, have created a communications crisis. Here’s why, and what we can still do to stop them.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE

FCC Votes to Start Dismantling Net Neutrality


Despite grass-roots objections, the agency acts to begin the process of undoing open internet protections.

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE

FCC Chief Ajit Pai Serving Telecom Giants, Not the Public Interest


The former Verizon lawyer has made it clear that he intends to take steps to repeal net neutrality, which provides equal access to the internet.

Posted on May 16, 2017 READ MORE

Senators Speak Out for Net Neutrality


In the past week, 25 senators have signed letters denouncing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to scrap rules that allow equal access to internet content. Among them are Maggie Hassan (pictured left) and Maria Cantwell.

Posted on May 13, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Ajit (Pai)-Prop


Behind the headline-grabbing chaos, decades of progressive policy achievements are being quietly undone by the army of loyalists, such as new FCC head Ajit Pai, that Trump is assembling around him.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE

Thanks to Trump’s FCC, One Broadcast Group May Control 72 Percent of Local Television

Craig Aaron, president and CEO of the nonprofit organization Free Press, explains why the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s expanding monopoly is a cause for concern.

Posted on May 9, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Fighting for Privacy as Technology Monopolies Undermine Democracy

Author Jonathan Taplin joins Truthdig Publisher Zuade Kaufman, Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and the editorial team Thursday to discuss how tech giants are destroying privacy rights—and how Americans can fight back.

Posted on May 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Killing Net Neutrality Is a Critical Goal in Trump’s Campaign Against Free Speech


President Trump’s playbook to curb free speech and silence dissenting voices goes far beyond his Twitter rants and attacks on the press. (Pictured, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.)

Posted on May 2, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s FCC and FTC Leaders Rush to Defend Big Telco’s Assault on Internet Privacy


It’s hard to defend legislation that undermines essential privacy rights. But that hasn’t stopped the broadband industry and its many friends in Washington from trying.

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Ed Markey, Longtime Supporter of Net Neutrality and Consumer Privacy


The Massachusetts senator reinforced his commitment to consumer rights this week by strongly opposing a Senate resolution to roll back internet users’ privacy.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 READ MORE

Senate Passes Resolution to Roll Back Privacy Rules


Senators vote 50-48 to repeal Obama-era regulations that protected consumer data from being misused by internet service providers.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE

What Is the Future of Net Neutrality Under Trump?

The Truthdig team met Thursday with Jessica González of Free Press, a media advocacy group, to discuss equal access to internet content.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Resistance Must Be Digitized


Ajit Pai (at left in picture), the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, could pose a threat to unfettered access to an open internet.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE

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