Dana Floberg

Dana Floberg

Dana Floberg supports the Free Press policy team on a wide range of media and broadband issues, researching and articulating policy solutions that serve the public interest.

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"This kind of covert consolidation allows Sinclair to skirt the last remaining ownership rules and solidify its unacceptable control over our local communities and the national media conversation." (Photo: Sudarshan V/ Flickr ) Views
Friday, February 23, 2018
Don't Be Fooled by Sinclair's Shell Games
On Wednesday, the Sinclair Broadcast Group announced its intention to divest some of the local-TV stations in its unprecedented merger with Tribune to comply with the remaining shreds of media-ownership limits that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has yet to sweep away. But even those minimal sacrifices come...
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Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), explains Floberg, Congress can pass a resolution that would nullify the FCC’s planned repeal of the Net Neutrality rules. Views
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Congress Has One Shot to Truly Restore Net Neutrality
This Thursday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the two other Republican commissioners will vote to strike down our Net Neutrality protections and break the open internet. We haven’t made it easy for them. Millions of us have been fighting back online and off , calling on dozens of lawmakers to stand with...
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"AT&T contradicts itself from moment to moment and from year to year in different proceedings at the FCC, and then contradicts much of what it says to politicians in the disclosures it makes to its own shareholders." Views
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Don't Believe AT&T's Net Neutrality Lies
Last week, AT&T Senior Vice President Bob Quinn tried (and failed) to undercut Net Neutrality supporters by insisting that Free Press has been foretelling doom and gloom since 2010. That’s when the FCC adopted weak open-internet rules that didn’t fully protect mobile access. Quinn claims that...
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There’s just one problem: All of Pai’s “myths” are real, and all of his “facts” are twisted. Views
Friday, December 01, 2017
Schooling Chairman Pai On Net Neutrality 'Myths' vs. 'Facts'
Which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Since Pai first hinted at his intention to gut the open internet, he’s been roundly condemned by countless activists , small businesses , media makers and politicians — not to mention millions of commenters . Net Neutrality is the First Amendment of the...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Defending Democracy and Democratic Communications
Trump is attacking our communication rights on nearly every front. In its first 100 days, his administration has stripped away online privacy protections, expanded social media surveillance at the borders, gagged the press and threatened to destroy Net Neutrality. It’s easy to see all of these...
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Friday, March 31, 2017
GOP Lawmakers' Many Privacy Hypocrisies
Internet users took a hard loss this week in the fight for broadband privacy and internet freedom — but if you listen to the Republican lawmakers who trashed our privacy rights, you’d think they’d done the opposite. “Consumers deserve to have the autonomy to control their information and their...
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Sunday, December 20, 2015
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Government Budget Bill
Congress just passed an enormous omnibus-spending bill to keep the government running — but what’s in this bill besides funding for various agencies? Here’s the low-down on the good, the bad and the ugly parts of the bill: Really Good: No Net Neutrality Sneak Attacks After fighting last summer to...
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Friday, July 19, 2013
When Personalized Becomes Predatory
What do you think of when you hear the words “Internet surveillance”?
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