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CEO Mark Zuckerberg News
As Zuckerberg Defends False Trump Ads as Free Expression, Critics Say Facebook's Assault on 'Foundations of Democracy' Must Be Stopped
"To save democracy and the free press, we must eliminate Google and Facebook's control over the information commons."
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New York Attorney General Letitia James News
Critics Warn 'Consumers Will Pay the Price' After GOP-Controlled FCC Approves T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
"The good news is that attorneys general from more than a dozen states and the District of Columbia have joined a lawsuit to block the merger."
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One hundred cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, April 10, 2018. - Advocacy group Avaaz is calling attention to what the groups says are hundreds of millions of fake accounts still spreading disinformation on Facebook. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Can Anyone Stop Facebook from Poisoning Democracy?
While the social media giant wraps itself in the banner of free expression and political speech, it serves more as a scrim to hide its continued spread of political disinformation to tens of millions of voters in advance of the 2020 elections.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg News
'Does Anyone Think That's a Bad Thing?': Leaked Zuckerberg Audio Suggests Warren Vow to Break Up Facebook Has Tech Giant Spooked
"I'm not afraid to hold Big Tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon accountable," tweeted the 2020 candidate on Tuesday. "It's time to #BreakUpBigTech."
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai News
In 'Tremendous Victory for the Public,' Federal Appeals Court Quashes FCC Attempt to Weaken Media Ownership Rules
"The FCC must now do the job it's long refused to do: properly weigh all of the evidence showing the impact of media consolidation on local communities."
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Targeting PATRIOT Act Provision, Rights Groups Urge House Dems to Block NSA From Collecting Americans' Phone Records
"Mass surveillance is wrong and dangerous to our democracy."
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A Pivot to Digital Shouldn't Spell the End of Local News
By vowing to increase support for public media and dedicate funds to newsgathering, a proposal put forth by Bernie Sanders is raising a question that's rarely come up in political debates: How can policymakers intervene to help revitalize local news and put journalists back to work?
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As Trump's FCC Chair Tries to Ram Through Sprint/T-Mobile Merger, Expert Says Claims It Will Benefit Consumers 'Approximately 0% True'
"The deal will result in higher prices for all consumers, and worse phone service—especially for rural Americans."
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Trump DOJ Denounced for Approving 'Anti-Competitive, Anti-Consumer' Merger of Sprint and T-Mobile
If the merger is allowed to move forward, critics warn, "consumers can expect to see higher prices, fewer choices, and less innovative offerings across the board."
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Australian journalist Annika Smethurst had her home raided Tuesday by police. News
'Outrageous': Police Raid Home of Aussie Journalist Who Reported on Secret Domestic Spying Program
"If you are not concerned over a journalist being raided on the basis of 'national security concerns' for reporting on the potential over reach of Australia's security agencies into your lives, there is something seriously wrong."
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