Tim Karr

As the Campaign Director for Free Press and SavetheInternet.com, Karr oversees campaigns on public broadcasting and noncommercial media, fake news and propaganda, journalism in crisis, and the future of the Internet. Before joining Free Press, Tim served as executive director of MediaChannel.org and vice president of Globalvision New Media and the Globalvision News Network.

 

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Friday, March 17, 2017
The President's Attack on Public Broadcasting Puts Him at Odds with the American People
On Thursday, the president proposed eliminating all federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a main revenue source for hundreds of local NPR and PBS stations across the country. The cuts, part of Trump’s first federal budget proposal to Congress, would zero out the $445 million...
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Friday, May 29, 2015
The Sun Must Set on Mass Surveillance
The Senate’s pro-surveillance wing is scrambling to advance new legislation to preserve the NSA's unchecked ability to spy on all of us. And they’re in a rush. Authorization for the federal government’s bulk collection of phone records is set to expire on June 1. Their efforts were scuttled last...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Global Internet Activists Give Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Internet.org
Mark Zuckerberg’s plan for world domination is in trouble. The billionaire Facebook founder recently took to his social network in a bid to save Internet.org, his plan to give billions of the planet’s poorest people a limited taste of the World Wide Web. “We have a historic opportunity ahead of us...
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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Your Right to Record: Protected by Law, Disrespected by Law Enforcement
While Feidin Santana and Ramsey Orta are hardly household names, these men played pivotal roles in one of the most important civil rights stories of our time. They made news by using their cellphone cameras to record the police killings of two unarmed black men: Walter Scott and Eric Garner. And...
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Friday, October 03, 2014
Why Phone and Cable Companies Want to Kill the Internet's Most Democratic Right
Net Neutrality -- the principle that protects Internet users' free speech rights -- is censorship. Did you get that? You did if you happened to be reading the Wall Street Journal's editorial pages . Former Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell recently wrote a screed claiming that Net...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Press Freedom Groups Pressure President Obama to Do Better
Built under a shroud of secrecy, the Utah Data Center is the NSA’s data storage and processing facility — a place that maximizes the agency's surveillance capacity, which includes the ability to track the phone calls of U.S. reporters and store their metadata for a lengthy period of time. While...
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Safeguarding Free Speech in the Digital Age
Representative Spencer Bachus stands out among conservatives. Representing Alabama’s 6th district, he’s built his political reputation as a supporter of fiscal responsibility, limited government and constitutional rights — with special attention to the First and Fourth Amendments. It shouldn’t have...
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Internet S.O.S.
Is the Internet on life support? Last week we learned that U.S. and British intelligence agencies have broken the back of digital encryption — the coded technology hundreds of millions of Internet users rely on to keep their communications private.
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Monday, May 06, 2013
Internet Uncertainty
When asked whether the Internet has been a force for good or evil, Zeynep Tufekci likes to answer “Yes.” In other words, it is both the best of times and the worst of times for the Internet. It’s also the best and worst of times for the freedoms the Internet is supposed to nurture.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Internet as Political Lie Detector
In a year of misleading political attack ads and distracted television newscasters, the Internet may offer salvation for voters seeking the truth.
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