Candace Clement

Candace Clement

Candace Clement is the Advocacy and Organizing Manager at Free Press.

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"Here we have a Trump appointee who’s dumping all consumer safeguards to enable Sinclair to reach more than 70 percent of the country with its racist views and Republican talking points." (Photo: Freepress Action Fund) Views
Friday, February 16, 2018
The FCC Chairman Is Under Investigation
That’s right: Pai is so sketchy that his own agency has launched an investigation against him. The right-wing Sinclair, which wants to buy Tribune Media, already owns more local-TV stations than any other company. The broadcaster and the Trump team had a cozy relationship throughout the campaign —...
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"The actions were organized by Team Internet, a decentralized group of volunteers coordinated by Demand Progress, Fight for the Future and Free Press Action Fund."(Photo: Freepress) Views
Friday, February 02, 2018
Sen. John Kennedy Could Be the Internet's Hero
Burger King has thrown its weight behind it. Massive tech companies like Amazon and Google support it. Eighty-three percent of the American public — including three out of four Republicans — opposed the FCC’s destruction of it. And as Congress considers a measure that would overturn the FCC’s vote...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
What You Need to Know About the Trump FCC's Plan to End Net Neutrality
The details of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to destroy Net Neutrality are out. And they’re even worse than expected. Our lawyers and policy experts are reviewing the reports and gathering details about Pai's plan. This is our first read on the most important details you need to know about this...
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"The millions and millions who have weighed in on this debate care about the open internet because it enables people to organize in their communities, fight for racial justice, start their own businesses and speak for themselves." Views
Friday, August 04, 2017
This Guy Thinks CEOs Should Control the Internet
Rep. Greg Walden (R–Oregon) does. Also the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden is inviting those execs to testify at a September hearing on “ground rules for the internet.” That’s like inviting a fox to guard the henhouse. And to make matters worse, Walden didn’t invite...
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Friday, August 12, 2016
Federal Court Delivers a Blow to Municipal Broadband
The digital divide is alive and well in 2016 and there are still millions of people in the United States living without internet access. And a court decision that came down this week hasn’t helped matters. On Wednesday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the FCC’s 2015 order to preempt state-...
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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Netflix Isn’t the Problem. Data Caps Are.
Netflix recently revealed that over the last five years it’s been degrading video quality for AT&T and Verizon customers who are streaming content on mobile wireless networks. And the telecom industry, which has long hated Netflix for its support of Net Neutrality, grabbed its collective...
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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Now the Senate's Trying to Torpedo Net Neutrality
No member of Congress should be allowed to dismantle good public policy by sneaking language into funding bills. But that’s exactly what’s been happening in the latest attack on Net Neutrality. This “legislation by appropriation” tactic is a convenient way for the cable and phone lobbies to...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Many Ways Congress Could Mess Up Net Neutrality
Now that the FCC’s historic Net Neutrality rules are out in the world, the real drama in Congress is about to get underway. In fact, anti-Net Neutrality mania is taking over Capitol Hill for the rest of the month. Here’s a quick rundown of the biggest threats we see coming in Congress. The Internet...
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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Why Title II Reclassification for Net Neutrality Is the Biggest Deal Ever
CD editor's note: On Wednesday, subsequent to the publication of the piece that follows, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made headlines Wednesday by announcing officially, via this op-ed on Wired.com, that he will officially propose " the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open...
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Congress Goes Out With Net Neutrality Bang
Capitol Hill may resemble a ghost-town this time of year, but things are far from quiet on the Net Neutrality front. Late last week, 39 members of the House and Senate sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler echoing the president’s call to protect real Net Neutrality now by reclassifying...
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